Your Favorite CareerBeat Stories in 2015

Last year, we launched our new CareerBeat blog so we could share helpful job-search advice for physicians and residents, from job-interview tips, to CV do’s and don’ts, health infographics, and interviews with healthcare thought leaders. We hope you enjoyed CareerBeat’s debut year!

In case you missed some of 2015’s most popular posts, here are a few of our most shared stories:

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  • Designer Scrubs That Make a Difference (181 shares as of our last count)
    What if your scrubs could singlehandedly look stunning, improve hospital safety, and help abolish child sex trafficking? It’s a tall order, but pediatrician Neela Sethi Young, M.D., and her brother Shaan Sethi are determined to make it happen.
  • Prevention: the Key to Banishing Physician Burnout? (177 shares as of our last count)
    Given the long hours, the emotionally exhausting work, and the demands of seeing more patients in less time than ever, it’s no surprise that physician burnout is on the rise in the U.S. According to recent research, two-thirds of fully trained doctors currently experience symptoms of burnout, including emotional and physical exhaustion, anxiety, and depression.
  • Ticker Trivia Infographic (66 shares as of our last count)
    Last year, in February—Heart Health Month—we put together a fun infographic to help spread awareness about the human heart. Please feel free to share this informative graphic!
  • Can Medical Scribes Ease EHS Stress & Physician Burnout? (44 shares)
    Physician stress levels are at an all-time high, with 25-60% of doctors across all specialties reporting burnout symptoms, according to research published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Why are MDs burning out on the job? The 2015 Physician Stress & Burnout Survey lists paperwork (43%), long hours (28%), and compensation-related issues (28%) as chief among work-related contributing factors. Medical schools are increasingly adopting wellness-centered curriculums to nip the issue in the bud with students, and physicians experiencing burnout are finding some relief in stress-relieving practices like Mindfulness, research shows. But there’s another solution that’s proving extremely helpful: medical scribes.

We hope you enjoyed the first year of CareerBeat, and we’re looking forward to sharing even more content with you in 2016.

As a physician, med school student, or resident, do you have any requests for topics you’d like to see covered this year? If so, don’t hesitate to drop us a line in the comments section below.

And if you’re a physician recruiter, we invite you to check out RecruiterRx, another blog powered by PhysEmp and featuring regular doses of physician recruiting advice.

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