More questions are being raised in light of the recent physician workforce shortage projections released by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) earlier this month, including how it will impact patient care, and community pharmacies and clinics.
While shopping for a new automobile for the first time in 7 years, my wife and I were in awe over the advances in technology. Little time was spent “under the hood” discussing the car’s engine and power. More time was spent discussing safety features, internal climate control, various audio options, and ways to use our phone safely when driving. Bragging about the number of cup holders has been replaced by the number of USB ports to charge our electronic devices.
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In a recent interview with Inside Patient Care: Pharmacy & Clinics, Dr Orlowski, Chief Health Care Officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges, discussed the physician workforce shortage, measures set in place to address the shortage, and its impact on community pharmacists and clinicians.
In a recent interview with Inside Patient Care: Pharmacy & Clinics, David Neu, Executive Vice President of Retail Strategy, and President of Good Neighbor Pharmacy, discussed the role of independent pharmacies in the community and provided some tips to new and veteran community pharmacy store owners.
In her address to Amnesty International, Harvard graduate and award- winning author Margaret Atwood once warned, “Powerlessness and silence go together.”1 Likewise, President John F. Kennedy once stated, “There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.” If their assertions are correct, then why are so many of us content to sit back and let others carry the banner? Is it because we as pharmacists and healthcare providers are disinterested? Or do we think that the responsibility for change and advocacy rests with our employers or our professional associations? Perhaps we believe that the current status quo, including job security and a predictable paycheck, will continue to endure.
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