AMA Wants Uniform Reentry Guidelines for Physicians

With an eye towards the nation’s growing physician shortage, the American Medical Association is calling for a standardized reentry process for physicians who want to return to medicine after an extended absence.

2 comments on "AMA Wants Uniform Reentry Guidelines for Physicians"
Edward R. Fahy, MD FAAP (1/28/2011 at 5:19 PM)

Evidence-based is definitely the buzz phrase. Tell me, o sages: How do you create evidence-based guidelines in a context where it is a virtual certainty that VERY few studies have been done. How about: Logical guidelines? Rational guidelines? Even (God forbid) Delphi process guidelines? But Evidence based???
Aninda Das (1/27/2011 at 3:35 PM)

It doesn't surprise me the AMA would suggest this impractical approach to helping out with the nation's growing physician shortage. I would be curious to know about the number of physicians re-entering the workforce every year. What percentage of the total shortage (both real and projected) would be covered by these physicians?


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