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Hariri S.,Massachusetts General Hospital | York S.C.,University of Washington | Parsley B.S.,Baylor College of Medicine | McCarthy J.C.,Massachusetts General Hospital | McCarthy J.C.,Newton Wellesley Hospital Newton Wellesley Hospital
Journal of Arthroplasty | Year: 2011

A dramatic shortage of total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) surgeons has been projected because fewer residents enter arthroplasty fellowships, and the demand for THAs/TKAs is rising. The purposes of this study were to ascertain the future supply of THA/TKA surgeons, to identify the criteria residents use to choose their fellowship specialty, and to assess resident perceptions of an arthroplasty career. Four hundred ninety-eight post-graduate year 3 and above residents completed the online survey. Residents most highly prioritize intellectual factors and role models/mentors in determining their fellowship specialty. In the face of a looming patient access-to-care crisis, the data from this study support a policy of highlighting the intellectual challenges and satisfaction of THA/TKA as a career and encouraging mentorship early in a resident's training. © 2011 Elsevier Inc..


Colbert J.A.,Brigham and Women's Hospital | Colbert J.A.,Newton Wellesley Hospital Newton Wellesley Hospital | Colbert J.A.,Harvard University | Lehmann L.S.,Brigham and Women's Hospital | Lehmann L.S.,Harvard University
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology | Year: 2015

Despite widespread concern about the potential risks of the use of social media, we are optimistic that social networks and blogs have the potential to enhance the practice of medicine by allowing clinicians to share ideas and information within the health care community, with patients, and with the general public. In particular, we believe that there can be value in posting information related to a patient encounter on social media, but only if care has been taken to consider the consequences of such a post from the patient's perspective. Thus, having a discussion with a patient and obtaining verbal consent before posting even deidentified patient information should become standard practice for all physicians who use social media. © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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