The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) applauds U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Todd Young (R-IN), Christopher Coons (D-DE), John Cornyn (R-TX), and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) for introducing S. 3599, the Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act. This bipartisan legislation would recapture 15,000 unused immigrant visas for physicians to strengthen the … [Read more...] about ASA Endorses Legislation to Preserve U.S. Workforce of International Physicians
Archives for October 2020
The data are staggering. By the mid-1990s, more than 40% of medical school graduates were women - a number that has been steadily rising. By 2006, over 30% of medical school faculty were women.1 Yet, less women were in positions of leadership at medical schools, and were less likely to be promoted than their male counterparts (31% vs 37%)1.
Anesthesiology saw its own wins … [Read more...] about Let’s Talk About It: The Gender Gap in Anesthesiology and One Solution to Help Close It
By Kamilla Esfahani, MD and Allison J. Bechtel, MD
In-Office General Anesthesia by Physician Anesthesiologists Anesthesia Connections, LLC was founded on the principal that surgeons and dental providers were looking for options to do surgical procedures in the comfort of their office. With advancements in technologies and the reimbursement landscape ever changing (favoring in-office) it makes sense for providers, insurance … [Read more...] about SleepGuardian by Anesthesia Connections
2020 has been an eventful year in all aspects, including the legislative arena. While the regular 2020 General Assembly session adjourned in March, a lot has happened since then as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. When the legislature returned for the Reconvened Session in April, they voted to freeze all new spending that had been included in the budget passed in March. … [Read more...] about An Update on Legislative Matters in an Eventful Year
By Lauren Schmitt
Commonwealth Strategy Group
When I first started residency, the thought of being a leader in my field was hardly at the forefront of my mind. The overwhelming volume of information to be processed was physically, mentally, and emotionally taxing. It left little room for any contemplation of our roles as leaders.
But as we progress through residency and gain a better grasp of the clinical component, we … [Read more...] about Women in Medicine: A Graduating Chief’s Thoughts on Leadership and Global Health
By Juhee Sharma, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System