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Contracts and negotiations for women physicians
Women MD Resources
Do you hate to negotiate? You’re not alone. (Did you negotiate your most recent contract? Take the WMDR poll.)
Women who negotiate are often seen in a negative light and are thought to be more "unlikable", something most of us try to avoid. So we avoid negotiating for things both large and small. As a result, we get paid less, have fewer resources, and feel devalued.
From a simple request for better help from your office staff to the most complex contract negotiations for a new position that leads to your dream career, negotiation skills are essential. And contrary to what you might think or may be told, everything is negotiable.
Fortunately, negotiating skills can be learned.
On June 10, WMDR is hosting the first of two free teleseminar on Contracts and Negotiations. Learn from legal expert Samuel L. Shapiro, Esq, Senior Partner of Kavinoky and Cook, LLP, one of the leading contract attorneys for physicians in the country. Linda Brodsky, MD, President and Founder of WMDR, will lead discussion and commentary.
• June 10, 8 p.m. EST, Let's Make a Deal!--Contract Essentials for Women MDs
• June 12, 8 p.m. EST, 5 Step Winning Negotiating Strategies for Women MDs
Sign up today--and learn to negotiate better so you can earn what you're worth.
-- Linda Brodsky & the WMDR Team
And don't miss these upcoming events for women in medicine:
4th Annual Women in Surgery Career Symposium, June 7-9, San Francisco
And plan to participate in the upcoming Women Physicians - American Medical Association June meeting.
The goals of the PASS Program go well beyond helping you to merely pass an exam. We want each and every student who participates in the program to actually master medical information. We want your confidence high, and we want your desire to succeed strong.
Forces of Change: New Strategies for the Evolving Health Care Marketplace
AMWA via Harvard School of Public Health
September 9 – 13, 2013 | Boston, MA
Forces of Change is ideal for those seeking to improve the quality of patient care, reduce the cost of providing that care, enhance stakeholder satisfaction, address critical workforce challenges, and in the process, create a unique and sustainable competitive advantage. The program provides existing and emerging health care leaders with direction on strategic issues at their organization. In an economic landscape that demands improved efficiency, reduced costs, and enhanced quality, Forces addresses critical factors at the intersection of health care and business with a focus on how to effect change.
Healthy women make healthy economies
If human rights appeals fail to persuade, then perhaps governments can be convinced to put money into gender equality and women’s reproductive health because it pays big bottom-line national dividends, according to the World Bank.
“Gender equality and economic health are inextricably linked,” said Jeni Klugman, director of gender and development at the World Bank. “We need to do a better job of linking reproductive health with economic prosperity.”
New study finds growing disparities in health behaviors among less-educated white women
Less-educated white women were increasingly more likely to die than their better-educated peers from the mid-1990s through the mid-2000s, according to a new study, which found that growing disparities in economic circumstances and health behaviors-particularly employment status and smoking habits-across education levels accounted for an important part of the widening mortality gap.
Women's mental health could be linked to hormone levels
The Huffington Post
Women's hormone levels can affect their reactions to stressful events -- and how much they think about those events in the following days, according to a new study.
The research, out of University College London, has linked the phase of a woman's reproductive cycle to the likelihood of her experiencing "intrusive" thoughts. Psychiatric researcher Melanie Greenberg, who was not involved in the UCL, study, found in a 2006 study that involuntary, recurrent thoughts and images linked to a distressing event are a common symptom of psychiatric disorders.
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Survey: Clinicians handle in-flight emergencies
The most common medical emergencies during air travel included syncope, respiratory difficulties, and GI symptoms; clinicians played an important role in their care, a retrospective study found.
Passenger complaints of "blacking out" or lightheadedness prompted calls to a ground-based emergency center in 37.4 percent of cases, while respiratory symptoms were the cause in 12.1 percent and nausea or vomiting were the reason in 9.5 percent, according to Dr. Christian Martin-Gill, of the University of Pittsburgh, and colleagues.
Study finds leptin is important in women's health
The hormone leptin proves to play a role in women’s health and might be used to treat a number of disorders such as bone loss and eating problems.
First discovered in 1994, the hormone leptin plays a role in appetite and energy regulation. A team at Harvard Medical School finds that leptin can help adjust the energy balance in woman who have abnormally low body fat.
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Medical students investigate their own genes
Most college students read about genetics in a textbook. Stanford University students are reading something far more intimate: Their own DNA code.
In this firsthand view of their blueprint of life, one student discovered he had a different father than he thought. Others found they faced increased odds of developing brain diseases such as Alzheimer's, but reduced risk of fearsome cancers. Still others learned about their appearances and ancestry, providing new answers to that age-old question: Who am I?
Generation Z delivers for women's health
The Huffington Post
Joy Marini, MS, PA-C writes, "A few days ago, my 17-year-old daughter asked for help on a school project about "Generation Z." I Googled it immediately. Apparently, "Generation Z" describes those born at the tail end of the Millennial generation (approximately 1982-2002). They are the first generation to grow up with a computer in their home. They are reliant on technology to communicate and surveys indicate that they text and tweet as much as almost 80 times a day.
They also want to make a difference. When the first wave of Millennials became teens, volunteerism and community service surged."
Making girls and women a priority every day
In PSI's global health magazine, Dr. Fred Sai states, "As we convene in Malaysia for Women Deliver’s third global conference, we have much to celebrate. In the past year alone, we have made tremendous strides in women’s health and equality: the United Nations adopted a historic resolution to end female genital mutilation; global leaders convened at the London Summit on Family Planning to make $2.6 billion in new financial pledges and a series of unparalleled policy commitments to family planning; and together, we celebrated the first-ever International Day of the Girl Child."
Medical students have unconscious bias against obese people
Science World Report
A new finding published in the Journal of Academic Medicine states that two out of five medical students have an unconscious bias against obese people.
This study was conducted by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
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