How to Become a Medical Assistant

From doctor’s offices to clinics to hospitals, medical assistants provide backbone support for the delivery of medical care while ensuring that offices and clinics run smoothly. For those interested in this career field, the following guide will outline the responsibilities of a medical assistant, the education and training required to become one, potential career paths, … Read more

Becoming a Trauma Surgeon

Story at a Glance Is there a difference between an ER doctor and a trauma surgeon? Yes, there is. When becoming a trauma surgeon, you enter a highly specialized field, interacting with patients facing life-threatening injuries. This article reveals: The unique skill sets of a trauma surgeon. A brief history of trauma surgery. The education … Read more

Using Engineering in Surgery

Becoming a Surgeon and An Engineer Article at a Glance The blending of surgery and engineering isn’t unheard of, although rare. But it’s clear that engineers and surgeons are working together to make miraculous progress in the field of medicine. These advances are making surgeries shorter with less risk to patients. This article gives you … Read more

8 Surgical Specialties for Registered Nurses

Becoming a Surgical Nurse Article at a Glance In our nursing articles you have read about post-secondary degrees in nursing. You have even learned how to improve your application for getting into nursing school. In today’s article you’ll read about 8 surgical specialties you can pursue once you are a licensed registered nurse. For each … Read more

5 Reasons Your Application Gets Rejected by Nursing Schools

Story at a Glance Do you want to become a nurse, but can’t get into a program? There are 5 probable reasons your application gets rejected by nursing schools. Do your nursing school applications contain any of the following weaknesses? You haven’t completed the pre-requisites (or you may not know what they are). Your grade … Read more

Value-Based Medicine: healthcare’s future

  Story-at-a-glance Value-based medicine is an upcoming healthcare delivery system centered on the patient, and patient outcomes. The goals, gender, age, and even culture of the individual are taken into account. Volume-based care, our current system of fee for services rendered, will be replaced over time. Five factors drive value-based medicine. A primary one is … Read more