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Hospitals are suddenly short of young doctors — because of Trump’s visa ban

Doctors treating coronavirus patients were supposed to be allowed into the U.S. But hundreds of young doctors have their visas put on hold indefinitely.... Read more»

Arizona third-worst in per capita health care workers amid pandemic

Arizona ranked 48 in health care workers per capita, slightly ahead of California and Nevada, according to a new report by Self Financial.... Read more»

Think twice before throwing doctors to the wind

In the world of primary care medicine, cheaper alternatives to physicians — most notably nurse practitioners — themselves have a significant level of training. In a growing number of states, nurse practitioners are being allowed to practice independently rather than, as traditionally has been the case, under the supervision of a physician. However, that there really are significant differences in training between physicians and nurse practitioners.... Read more»

Practice makes perfect: UA medical school adding synthetic cadavers

As second-year medical student James Gentry practices using a needle to remove fluid from a knee, his initial attempt misses and hits bone. This ordinarily is an extremely painful mistake, but there’s no harm in this case because Gentry is practicing on a synthetic knee.... Read more»

University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix

New UA medical school may mean more rural doctors

Between working on class projects and studying for exams, medical student Nathalie Petein reports to Native Americans for Community Action Family Health Center at 8:15 a.m. five days a week, treating patients with chronic diabetes, hypertension and other problems. Some days she does the same thing at the county jail. Because she’s interested in family medicine, she signed on for the school’s Rural Health Professions Program to work alongside doctors who often have to do it all.... Read more»