Age Limits for Surgeons Debated

Welcome to this week's edition of Healthcare Career Insights. This weekly roundup highlights healthcare career-related articles culled from across the web to help you learn what's next.

  • Medical specialties may be becoming more specialized – The future of medical specialties (Physicians Practice)
  • Should there be an age limit for surgeons? A recent New York Times piece explores whether surgeons should stop practicing after a certain age – When is a surgeon too old to practice? (Becker's Hospital Review)
  • More than half of new osteopathic doctors chose residency programs in family or internal medicine, new data show – Physician Practice Roundup – More than half of new osteopathic doctors choose primary care (Fierce Healthcare)
  • Physicians should make sure patients understand a few key concepts about medicine and health – 6 ideas that physicians need to explain better to patients (Forbes)
  • Medical school debt can be a big burden. These four tips can help doctors pay off their debt faster – How to pay off medical student debt more quickly (

Lisa Grabl is president of the locum tenens division of CompHealth, the nation's largest locum tenens physician staffing company and a leader in permanent and temporary allied healthcare staffing. Lisa has worked in healthcare staffing for more than 16 years.


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