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The Role of Advanced Practitioners in Healthcare (and Why You Should Consider Joining the Field)

Advanced Practitioners

  The healthcare landscape is still trying to find stable ground after dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the Association of American Colleges estimates there will be approximately 124,000 fewer physicians in the healthcare industry by 2034, widening a gap that can’t afford to get any bigger. With so many hospitals and healthcare offices… Read More

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7 Insider Tips for Shadowing a Nurse and Making an Excellent First Impression

Shadowing a Nurse

Shadowing a nurse is one of the best ways to gain insight into the career. While observing their time with patients and elsewhere, you’ll learn what it’s like to work in different specialties and environments as well as day-to-day responsibilities as a nurse practitioner. Getting hands on experience is invaluable and can help you advance… Read More

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Roles in Healthcare: Physician Assistant vs. Nurse Practitioner

Physician Assistant vs. Nurse Practitioner

When you visit the doctor’s office, you may be seen by a physician assistant or nurse practitioner instead of a physician. Both provide many of the same services as a physician and are essential for delivering quality healthcare to patients. While physician assistants and nurse practitioners share some similarities, there are also several key differences… Read More

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What the Shortage of Healthcare Workers Means for Your Career

shortage of healthcare workers

Healthcare workers are the backbone of any healthcare system. A diminishing workforce, however, has experts believing there will be a shortage of more than three million healthcare workers by 2026. While the demand creates some obstacles, it also presents new opportunities for current and emerging healthcare workers in today’s workforce. What exactly is causing the shortage… Read More

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4 Tips for How to Choose a Medical Specialty that is Right for You

How to Choose a Medical Specialty

At some point during your journey as a health practitioner, you’ll face the choice between general medicine or going down a different route into a specialty field. While your options are vast, the choice isn’t always simple. The specialty you choose has a profound impact on your future career and daily responsibilities. If you find… Read More

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8 Tips for Choosing Between Multiple Nursing Job Offers

nursing jobs in CT

Nurses are in high demand right now, especially in specialist teams. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 9% in the next decade which means it is a growing field. However, there are global shortages of registered nurses and other health care professionals, which means that… Read More

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Physician Assistant Interview Questions Preparation

physician assistant interview questions

As a physician assistant, you know how essential your role is in the world of healthcare. Physician assistants play a critical role in addressing doctor shortages and are more in demand now than ever before.  In practices where shortages aren’t an issue, physician assistants help reduce the load so doctors can see more patients —… Read More

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5 Physician Job Search Tips – From the Interview Process to Navigating Contract Offers

physician job search in CT

Are you looking for the ideal physician position or your next level promotion in a specialist field? Physician interviews can be challenging, and for a good reason. Clinical teams need the best person for the job, and they also look for candidates who will blend into their teams and organizational culture well. However, it is… Read More

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How To Integrate Advanced Practitioners Into Your Medical Practice

How To Integrate Advanced Practitioners Into Your Medical Practice

There is no doubt a crisis-level shortage of primary and specialty care physicians is developing. Research by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) projects a shortage of 17,800 to 48,000 primary care physicians and 21,000 to 77,100 non-primary care specialty physicians by the year 2034. One solution to combat this developing issue is to… Read More

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Going Statewide: Explaining the PACT Hartford HealthCare Partnership

PACT Hartford HealthCare Partnership

Adding certainty in a very uncertain year If 2020 has shown us anything, it’s that there’s a lot of uncertainty in the world. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many practices have been challenged to remain open, while our representatives in government have continued to question the structure and philosophy behind the US healthcare system.

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