PRACTICEMATCH HOSTS PHYSICIAN CAREER FAIR IN CHICAGO

Record Attendance Expected for March 24, 2018, Healthcare Recruiting Event

St. Louis, MO, March 19, 2018- PracticeMatch, a leading physician database for healthcare employers, will host a physician recruiting and career fair on March 24, 2018, at the Navy Pier. Healthcare professionals will be able to meet and interview with recruiters from a number of top health systems across the state of Illinois and surrounding areas, from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm local time (Central). Record attendance is expected for this premier healthcare recruiting event in Chicago.

“Our physician career fairs are always a great experience in Chicago,” states Mike York, CEO of PracticeMatch. “The feedback from previous events there has been extremely positive and is reflected in the increase in registered attendees for this year’s career fair in Chicago. The ‘Windy City’ is a dynamic metropolitan hub for many top health systems, medical schools, and training programs,” York adds. “We anticipate a significant turnout for the Chicago event based on the significant response rate and RSVPs.”

 

Many leading healthcare employers are scheduled to attend the PracticeMatch physician career fair in Chicago on the 24th of March, including Acadia Healthcare, OSF Healthcare, Davita, and many more. Complimentary dinner and drinks will be provided to attendees. In addition to physicians, advanced practice clinicians and employers attending the networking event, candidates’ significant others are welcome to attend as well.

 

“Job seekers able to advance their search efforts substantially by attending a physician recruiting career fair, and getting valuable face-time with top healthcare employers there,” York states. “Within just a few hours, physicians and advanced practice clinicians can interact with representatives from multiple employers from all around Chicago, Illinois, and surrounding communities. It’s a win-win for employers in need of hiring qualified healthcare professionals who are motivated to succeed.”

 

PracticeMatch Career Fairs have grown in popularity and attendance over the past eight years. These professional, well-organized events provide candidates an opportunity to network directly with multiple healthcare employers in a convenient location and an atmosphere conducive to engaging with recruiting representatives in hope of landing a physician job. As the size and scope of the fairs have increased, new locations and features have been added based on the feedback from attendees. The annual schedule of PracticeMatch Career Fairs and recruiting events now includes 16 onsite recruiting events, and 13 virtual career fairs annually, plus several regional and national virtual (online) career fairs. Employers and candidates can streamline their search efforts by connecting with multiple professionals from a variety of top healthcare employers, in one event

Event Details:

What: PracticeMatch Physician and Advanced Practice Career Fair – Recruiting, Networking, Dinner, and Drinks.

Where: The Navy Pier – Chicago, IL – 60611

Who: Physicians, residents, fellows, NPs, PAs of all specialties who are interested in networking with healthcare employers in Chicago and surrounding areas. Significant others are welcome to join.

When: March 24, 2018, 11:00am-3:00pm Central Time

How: Register online, PracticeMatch website.

About PracticeMatch:

PracticeMatch is one of the most established companies serving healthcare employers with recruiting resources, including one of the nation’s largest pre-interviewed physician databases. Other services and products include job boards, career fairs, a scholarship, among many other resources for healthcare job seekers and employers. Established more than 25 years ago, its Pinpoint physician database includes over 345,000 interviewed, pre-screened physicians. Based in St. Louis, MO, the company hosts more than 30 physician career fairs annually, across the country. For media inquiries, or to schedule an interview with a PracticeMatch executive, please contact Andrea Clement – aclement@usa.M3.com. For more information regarding healthcare recruiting resources provided by PracticeMatch, please contact Mike York (800) 489-1440, or email mike.york@practicematch.com.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Andrea Clement, Media Relations at 404.990.3614 or email at aclement@usa.m3.com.

1/3 Of The World is Now Overweight, Fuels Physician Shortage

1/3 Of The World is Now Overweight, Fuels Physician Shortage

Obesity At All-Time High as Physicians, Healthcare Professionals Strained

According to a report published by The New England Journal of Medicine last week, one-third of the world’s population is overweight. ⅓ of the global population is roughly 2.5 billion individuals. Additionally, the report stated that 711.4 million people are obese. Both numbers have increased dramatically in the past decade.

Data from 68.5 million individuals over a 35 year period, 1980 to 2015, was used to get the recent results. Over that 35 year period, throughout 70 countries, the percentage of individuals considered obese doubled. The report also noted an increase in childhood obesity. Overall, globally, there were 4 million deaths as a result of an individual being either overweight or obese.

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Not surprisingly, the United States took first place with the highest prevalence of obesity worldwide. 35% of Americans are considered overweight.

Obesity has been a concern among Americans for decades. However, even though healthcare professionals have linked obesity to diabetes, heart disease, and death, Americans are becoming more overweight and unhealthy. This trend is no longer American. Globally, obesity is trending upwards. This is likely due to developing countries obtaining new foodstuff high in fat and artificial ingredients.

A rising prevalence of obesity and overweight individuals is adding to the already strained and overworked community of healthcare professionals. In the developed world, there is expected to be a shortage of doctors and other healthcare professionals over the next few decades. Fueled by global aging and a higher prevalence of obese individuals, the shortage is only set to get worse.

Empathy is The Best Character Trait in a Physician

Empathy is The Best Character Trait in a Physician

Maintaining a good and positive Physician-Patient relationship is essential for any doctor.  Not only do better Physician-Patient relationships benefit the patient but also the doctor.  Maintain a positive and beneficial relationship with patients enable physicians to provide better care.  Additionally, if there’s a strong relationship between a doctor and a patient, doctors will be able to communicate more with their patients, therefore, providing more treatment options.  Research indicates that the character trait that forms the best Physician-Patient relationship is empathy.  Here’s why empathetic physicians have happier and healthier patients.

 

Why empathetic physicians have healthier patients.

Empathy (\ˈem-pə-thē\): the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner


More Comfortable Patients

Physicians who are more understanding of their patients and their situation are more likely to provide higher levels of comfort.  Doctors who know more about their patients and their pain are much more likely to go out of their way to ensure a comfortable visit or procedure.  Additionally, empathy allows patients to relate to their doctors encouraging patients to talk more about their health and personal life.

More Trust

Trust is unbelievably important in the Physician-Patient relationship.  If a patient doesn’t trust their doctor, they will be apprehensive about allowing them to carry out procedures, treatment, and even diagnosis.  If a patient feels that their doctor is understanding and caring, they will be more likely to trust their doctor and allow them to provide treatment and medical care.

Decreased Anxiety Among Patients

When you are comfortable with someone and feel that they understand you, the level of stress that you experience is greatly reduced.  The same goes for the Physician-Patient relationship.  When a doctor or healthcare professional lacks empathy, white coat syndrome will often set in.  White coat syndrome leads to higher stress levels and hypertension.  Empathy is key in maintaining a stress and anxiety free relationship.

A More Involved Patient

A patient who is comfortable with their doctor is far more likely to be involved in treatment and diagnosis.  When a patient is comfortable talking to their physician, they will be more likely to talk about their health and even talk about possibly embarrassing subjects.  If a physician is able to know more about a patient, they can do more to diagnose and treat them.

Better Outcomes

Going along the lines of a more involved patient, patient involvement enables a physician to provide a higher level of care.  Providing a higher and more targeted level of care will allow for better outcomes including easier procedures and quicker recoveries.

Empathetic Physicians have the happiest and healthiest patients.
Empathetic Physicians have the happiest and healthiest patients.

 

How To Ensure Your Child is Ahead of the Test Taking Curve

How To Ensure Your Child is Ahead of the Test Taking Curve

Tutoring and Small Classes Help Kids and Teens Accel on Tests and In Class

It’s that time of the year again.  It’s hot, it’s muggy, and the days are long.  School’s out and kids aren’t in classes.  However, in less than two months, kids and teens will return to school and will be expected to be able to complete new course work.  For high school students, this coming school year could be the first you in which they will take the ACT, SAT, or some other placement test.  Your child might think they know best, telling you that they’ll do fine in the fall.  However, it’s important to make sure your child will be ahead of the curve this academic year.

The Biggest Challenges for Kids and Teens in the Fall

Easing into the next school year is always somewhat challenging.  However, for many students, the new coursework could prove even more challenging than usual.  This is especially true of grade-schoolers beginning grammar courses, middle schoolers beginning algebra, and high school students taking on an increased workload.

Grade School Grammar, English Courses

One of the first major hurdles in a child’s academic career comes with the introduction of grammar and English courses.  Unlike middle schoolers and math courses, grammar and English courses can affect girls just as much as they affect boys.  For some students, it’s difficult to understand the intricacies of the English language.  Some schools offer summer courses or in-school courses for students who appear to be lagging behind their peers, however, this isn’t the case with all schools.  It’s important to keep in touch with your child’s teachers to ensure they aren’t struggling with grammar or English courses.

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Middle School Math, Algebra Courses

Algebra, especially for middle school-aged boys, can prove to be especially challenging.  The first time many parents call upon the help of a tutor is when their child take pre-algebra.  Algebra is really one of the first courses in which students use their elementary school foundation to begin a new subject.  Algebra doesn’t go away after middle school.  Children and teens will use algebra virtually for the rest of their academic career.  Do not let your child fall behind when it comes to math, particularly algebra-bases courses.

High Schoolers, College Placement Exams

Beginning in sophomore year, high school students are introduced to the exciting world of college entrance or placement exams.  These exams typically begin with the PSAT.  From the PSAT, students will take the ACT and/or the SAT.  Some students might go on to take additional placement exams.  Placement and entrance exams cannot only determine the future of your teenager but also determine the cost of college.  Higher test scores typically mean more scholarship money and financial aid.  It’s best to begin tutoring or small classes well before your high schooler take their first placement or entrance exam.

One way to ensure your child doesn’t fall behind the curve is to start tutoring now.  Many parents and students will wait a few months to see how the school year is going.  However, this is not the correct way of going about things.  Letting your child fall behind the curve, receiving Cs on tests and assignments, and struggling with teachers is not the way to go about things.  It’s important now to get your child enrolled in tutoring.

Tutoring gives your child something to do in the summer and allows both you and your student to develop a plan to keep them ahead of the curve.  The summer months are also a fantastic time to begin test prep, especially for fall test dates.