You’ve passed your exams and completed your residency, but now you have to deal with a list of real-world challenges, like finding a job, paying back student loans, and deciding on which direction you’d like your career to go.
While these responsibilities may seem like a lot to handle, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Read below our list of the top five online resources for new physicians.
American Medical Association (AMA)
The American Medical Association’s core focus is providing medical education to all physicians at any stage in their career. Learn more about professional and career development, insurance and financial services, healthcare news and announcements, and up and coming research and publications. Most services are available to the public, but membership is also available, which includes full access to all AMA publications and special savings on things like insurance, financial services, and medical supplies.
A daily must-read for many physicians, Medscape is a leading online resource for doctors and healthcare professionals across the globe. Receive breaking news and expert perspective on healthcare trends and issues, access a searchable database of drugs and diseases, and use their continued medical education resources and personalized CME tool to track progress and log completed courses. Download their app and have easy access to all of this valuable information anywhere at any time.
Locum Tenens Daily
Working in locum tenens can be a great way for new physicians to gain experience in a variety of clinical settings and earn extra income to chip away at burdensome medical school debt. Locum Tenens Daily offers advice, industry news, and all things locum tenens, positioning itself and as a leader for news in the industry. New physicians can learn more about what it’s like to work locums and use Locum Tenens Daily as a valuable resource for navigating the world of locum tenens.
Whether you just have a quick moment between shifts or are unwinding after a long day of work, Kevin MD makes it easy to stay up to date on the latest news in the medical world. KevinMD.com offers real-world stories and insight from founder Kevin Pho and other healthcare providers from several backgrounds and areas of practice. It provides advice on difficult issues, opinions on popular happenings in the healthcare world, and is what Forbes calls, “A must-read blog.”
When you need a little comic relief after a long shift, look no further. Often referred to “The Medical Onion,” Gomer Blog provides a lighter take on the world of medicine and offers satirical commentary on the daily ins and outs of being a physician.