CoverJune.jpgJune 2013 | Volume 96 | Issue 6

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Table of Contents


ON THE COVER

Ten ways to avoid or reduce medical school debt
BY JEANNE METTNER

Nineteen tips for starting practice 
BY KIM KISER

Ten things to consider in a physician employment agreement  
BY CLAIRE H. TOPP, J.D., AND EMILY R. MENCHACA, J.D.

Five truths about preventing or surviving a lawsuit  
BY LAURIE DRILL-MELLUM, M.D., M.P.H.

Five secrets to financial success for young physicians  
By DAVE DENNISTON, CFA


FEATURES

Making it “just happen” 
A group started by medical students raises money for health projects in developing countries and awareness here at home.
BY KIM KISER

St. Paul-Syria connection 
Syrian-born physicians now living in Minnesota are helping doctors and nurses in their war-torn homeland.
BY SUZY FRISCH

Learning by the light of the moon 
Money and experience motivate residents to work extra hours.
BY HOWARD BELL


CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS

Management of Bloodless Surgery in a Trauma Setting: Balancing Patient Wishes with Safety 
BY KAITLIN GADDIE, P.A.-C., CRYSTAL MONTGOMERY, C.N.P., SHERRIE MURPHY, R.N., JED GORLIN, M.D., MICHAEL B. MILLER, J.D., BRENDA ANDERSON, R.N., RACHEL M. NYGAARD, PH.D., CHAD J. RICHARDSON, M.D., AND ARTHUR L. NEY, M.D.

Editor's Note

Pulse
Residency and drowsy driving, experience pays.

The Physician Advocate 
The MMA's monthly report on policy, people and politics
The 2013 legislative session: hits, misses and unresolved issues; news briefs; MMA hosts listening sessions


COMMENTARY

A case for professional community doctors 
 
As young physicians, how can we engage in our communities while caring for our families?
BY STEFAN POMRENKE, M.D., M.P.H., M.A.T.S.


END NOTE

The other side of the curtain 
BY JAMES COLLETTI, M.D.