Cover_1402.jpgFebruary 2014 | Volume 97 | Issue 1

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Table of Contents

 

COVER STORY

Career switch
Why some left other jobs for medicine
BY SUZY FRISCH


FEATURES

What if ... you weren’t a doctor?
COMPILED BY THE EDITORS

Growth spurt
One of every five new physicians is a D.O.— and their ranks are growing.
BY HOWARD BELL
 

A family tradition
Sons and daughters who followed their parents into medicine.
BY KATE LEDGER


From exam room to board room
Physicians are finding they need to learn about business and leadership in order to adapt to changing roles.
BY KIM KISER

See one, do one, teach many
Preceptors have become a precious commodity.
BY JEANNE METTNER


CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS

Treating Childhood Obesity
BY RUSS KUZEL, M.D., AND JESSICA LARSON, M.D.


EDITORS NOTE

What do you do with an M.D.?
An M.D. can be a ticket to more than pushing pills or removing appendices.
Charles R. Meyer, M.D., Editor in Chief


THE PHYSICIAN ADVOCATE

The MMA's monthly report on policy, people and politics


PERSPECTIVE

Leap of faith
What I’ve learned by starting my own practice
BY NEIL SHAH, M.D.

Unexpected blessings
How Hurricane Sandy influenced my career
BY DONALD O. MENYA, D.O.

The business of caring
We owe all of our patients respect and compassion, regardless of how they treat us.
BY JOHN BENSON, M.D.

Signing off
How a student’s attempt to reach out to his deaf patient both failed and succeeded
BY DEREK LEROUX SMITH, M.D.

 

END NOTE

Just one more step
BY SHERRY-ANN BROWN, M.D., PH.D.