UAB, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama announce plan to tackle state’s rural physician shortage

The following excerpt comes from the May 16, 2018, article written by Holly Gainer on UAB News. The majority of Alabama’s counties do not have enough primary care physicians to meet the needs of their residents. According to the federal definition of Health Professional Shortage Areas, 62 out of Alabama’s 67 counties are considered as … Continue reading UAB, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama announce plan to tackle state’s rural physician shortage

Useful Resource: Report on the Underrepresentation of Black Men in the Medical Profession

Recently, the National Academies Press made the report An American Crisis: The Growing Absence of Black Men in Medicine and Science: Proceedings of Joint Workshop available for pre-order or download. The report is the summarizes the presentations and discussions from a workshop held jointly by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the … Continue reading Useful Resource: Report on the Underrepresentation of Black Men in the Medical Profession

Education Pipeline Profile: Alexandria Broadnax

The USA Center for Healthy Communities Education Pipe-Line program was developed to provide opportunities for rising high school juniors from underrepresented communities to participate in an intensive summer training program. Consisting of two phases — Student Training for Academic Reinforcement in the Sciences (STARS for rising juniors) and Special Training to Raise Interest and Prepare … Continue reading Education Pipeline Profile: Alexandria Broadnax

Organization to Support Pre-Med Minority Students

The following excerpt comes from the January 15, 2018, article by Hannah Clayton in The Vanguard, the University of South Alabama’s student news site. Malik McMullin, a second-year medical student at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, recently founded Minority Association for Premedical Students (MAPS) with the goal of improving support for minority … Continue reading Organization to Support Pre-Med Minority Students

Pipeline Alum Serves Patients in Belize

Summer 2017 found one of our 2013 STARS & STRIPES alums far from home. Kristofer McKinney traveled to Belize to complete both a course in intermediate Spanish and his service learning. While there, he explored the mechanisms of clinical-life at Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. Nestled in Belize, City, the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) came … Continue reading Pipeline Alum Serves Patients in Belize

South Students, Faculty Volunteer at Project Homeless Connect

The following excerpt comes from the January 26, 2018, article by Joy Washington published on the University of South Alabama Website. More than 100 of Mobile and Baldwin counties’ homeless residents received fresh haircuts, medical help and leads to possible employment, along with other resources, at the 2018 Project Homeless Connect event held on Friday, … Continue reading South Students, Faculty Volunteer at Project Homeless Connect

Economic Impact of Physicians

Recently, the American Medical Association released a report detailing the economic impact of physicians. According to the report, “Physicians .. play a vital role in the state and local economies by creating jobs, purchasing goods and services, and supporting state and community public programs through generated tax revenues.” The report provides analysis at both the … Continue reading Economic Impact of Physicians

USA Internal Medicine Residency Program Participates in Service Project for Children in Need

The following is cross-posted from the Med School Watercooler: The blog of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. The University of South Alabama Internal Medicine Residency Program recently raised more than $2,000 for Feeding the Gulf Coast’s Backpack Program. The program helps meet the needs of chronically hungry children by providing them with … Continue reading USA Internal Medicine Residency Program Participates in Service Project for Children in Need

New study: nearly half of US medical care comes from emergency rooms

The following excerpt comes from the article published October 17, 2017, in EurekaAlert!. Nearly half of all US medical care is delivered by emergency departments, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM). And in recent years, the percentage of care delivered by emergency departments has grown. … Continue reading New study: nearly half of US medical care comes from emergency rooms

Crossing Paths: High School Friends Reunite in Medical Field

The following article is cross-posted from Med School Watercooler: The Blog of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Less than two miles away from their high school alma mater, Drs. Antwan Hogue and ShaRhonda Watkins have crossed paths again, working together on Green Medicine – an internal medicine multidisciplinary team at USA Medical … Continue reading Crossing Paths: High School Friends Reunite in Medical Field