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Syphilis in a 24 year old man

A 24-year-old male with a known history of anaphylactic reaction to penicillin visited the clinic with concerns about a painless ulcer on his genitalia and a non-itchy rash covering his body. He disclosed having unprotected sexual encounters with multiple partners over the last three months. On physical examination, there was a chancre on the shaft of his penis. Additionally, a diffuse maculopapular rash was observed prominently on his palms and soles. Lab reports confirmed infection with syphilis. 

How would you manage this patient given his disease and medical history? 

Residents complaining about the number of hours they "work"

When I was in residency, many years ago, it was a given that I would have no life during this period of time in my life.  I had to marry my life in the hospital and dedicate my every minute to learning everything I could before the baton of responsibility would be handed over to me. I accepted this fate and realized that I was not in charge, that I had to do anything and everything I was being told to do, and that this was a path I had chosen. But today, and I really do say this with frustration in my voice, residents do not have that same mind frame.  They do not have the same level of respect of hierarchy that was naturally understood in my generation. I find my residents constantly complaining about the number of hours that they have to "work". I understand they have a different mentality but burn out and exhaustion is part of the job. What did they think it would be like in residency? A picnic? 

Do you relate to this level of frustration?

Angela Davis & Dr. Gabor Mate webinar

My meaning is not political. My meaning is, that I work as a physician ( psychiatrist ) and every ethnic conflict and  every war have impact on mental health. Every war is pushing people who want to survive to another places, another countries and refugee struggle with mental problems. With peace to everybody. Kind regards, Anna Kotyrba 

Palestine is a moral litmus test for the world.

                            — Angela Davis                                    

Join us for a discussion with legendary activist and scholar Angela Davis and Dr. Gabor Maté, physician and author, to explore the intersections between the Palestinian struggle for freedom and broader global movements for justice, equity, and human liberation.

Drawing parallels between the oppression faced by Palestinians and the systemic injustice confronting marginalized communities around the world, Angela and Gabor will shed light on the common roots of violence, occupation, and dehumanization. 

Please register to attend or receive a recording.

May 17, 202410:00 – 11:30am PDTFind the time in your time zone

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Recommended Donation $25   A recording will be available to SAND members and pre-registered participants only.

We will explore:

  • How does dehumanization pave the way for genocide? Which parallels do you see between Palestine and other contexts?
  • Are militarization, incarceration, and the systematic torture of Palestinian prisoners symptoms of deeper societal issues?
  • Which role does healing from trauma play in the struggle for liberation, both on an individual and a collective level?
  • Is the Palestinian struggle also a struggle against racism, and how does this intersect with other forms of oppression?
  • and more

Join us as Angela and Gabor examine how trauma, both individual and collective, perpetuates cycles of conflict and how healing these wounds is integral to achieving genuine liberation.

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Unforgettable Patient Stories

In the realm of healthcare, we encounter countless patients whose lives intertwine with ours, often leaving a profound impact. From the simple acts of kindness to awe-inspiring demonstrations of resilience, these moments can remind us why we chose this noble profession.

Perhaps a patient took an unexpected turn in their recovery, defying all odds and surpassing your expectations. Maybe they dedicated their time and energy to raising funds for a cause close to your heart, or they shared their personal story to inspire others facing similar challenges. Whatever it may be, we want to hear about the most remarkable encounters that have touched your lives as physicians.

So, dear physicians, it's your turn to take the stage! Let the stories flow and the inspiration ignite as we delve into the most amazing things patients have done for you. Join the discussion by sharing your experiences and engaging with fellow healthcare professionals who are ready to listen, learn, and connect...Read More

Understanding the Psychological Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Physicians: A Poll Analysis

A recent poll conducted by G-Med, exclusively answered by physicians, provides valuable insights into the psychological toll of the Covid-19 pandemic. Out of 327 respondents, 56% reported being traumatized by the pandemic, highlighting the profound emotional impact on healthcare providers. This finding emphasizes the urgent need for healthcare institutions to prioritize mental health support and resources for physicians, ensuring their well-being and ability to deliver optimal patient care. Conversely, 36% of physicians stated that they were not traumatized by the pandemic, suggesting that individuals may have developed effective coping mechanisms to navigate the challenges. Their experiences and strategies can serve as valuable insights to support their colleagues who may be struggling. Surprisingly, 8% of physicians had never thought about whether they were traumatized by the pandemic.

In conclusion, the poll results call for healthcare institutions to prioritize the mental well-being of physicians post-pandemic. Recognizing and addressing trauma, providing access to mental health resources, and fostering a supportive environment are crucial in aiding physicians' recovery and ensuring continued delivery of high-quality care. The data serves as a wake-up call for physicians to reflect on their own well-being and encourages dialogue that promotes emotional resilience and support within the medical community.

Over 50% of physicians feel underpaid, reveals G-Med survey

G-Med has conducted poll exclusively for physicians to gain insight into physician satisfaction with their current income. The poll included 336 physicians who were asked whether they believed they were being paid what they're worth. According to the results, over 50% of physicians did not feel that they were being paid what they deserved, with only 20% stating that they were content with their current income. Additionally, 20% of the respondents believed they could earn more if they worked in a different country, which could indicate that there are significant pay disparities in different regions of the world. Moreover, 4% of physicians reported that they earned more before the COVID-19 pandemic, which suggests that the pandemic may have had an adverse impact on physicians' salaries.

It is crucial to acknowledge the importance of fair compensation for physicians' dedication and expertise. These results reveal that there is a significant proportion of physicians who do not feel adequately compensated for their work. This could have implications for physician recruitment and retention, as well as patient care quality. It is vital for healthcare organizations and policymakers to address the issue of physician pay and ensure that physicians are fairly compensated for their contributions.

Physicians Speak Out: Burnout and Healthcare Shortages Top List of Pressing Issues in Medicine

In a recent poll conducted exclusively among physicians on G-med, the most pressing issue facing the medical profession today was found to be burnout and physician well-being. This concern received the highest number of votes at 39%, indicating that physicians are feeling the strain of the profession and recognize the importance of taking care of themselves in order to better care for their patients. Following closely behind at 38% were shortages of healthcare professionals and resources, Interestingly, advances in medical technology and treatment options received the fewest votes, with only 10%.

Overall, the poll results indicate that physicians are most concerned with the well-being of themselves and their colleagues, as well as ensuring that patients have access to the care they need. These findings highlight the need for continued support and investment in the healthcare industry, as well as a greater focus on physician well-being and work-life balance.

The Future of Medical Conferences

Physicians were surveyed in 2021 and 2023 regarding their preferences for medical conference formats. The 2023 survey showed a slight shift, with 42% preferring physical conferences, 24% preferring virtual conferences, and 34% preferring hybrid conferences. While physical conferences remain popular, the increasing popularity of hybrid conferences suggests a desire for a combination of physical and virtual elements. The decreasing preference for virtual conferences may be due to limitations, but they continue to hold value for accessibility. As technology continues to evolve and improve, it will be interesting to see how medical conference formats may change in the future.

G-Med Poll Results : Annual Physician Salary

Dear physicians, thank you for participating in our annual salary poll, here are the results:

The results of this poll of 629 physicians from 49 countries provide valuable insight into the income distribution of this profession globally. It is noteworthy that 50% of physicians earn an annual salary of $200K or less. This is followed by 24% of physicians who earn between $200K and $350K per year. On the other hand, a smaller group of 13% of physicians earn between $350K and $500K, while the remaining 13% earn an annual salary of $500K or above. These findings paint a picture of the financial landscape for physicians, highlighting the range of income levels within this profession. 

Income distribution among physicians is not even, with certain income ranges more prevalent than others,does this diversity surprise you?

Physicians, which social media platforms do you use for medical consultations and assistance?

GMedPoll: Physicians, which social media platforms do you use for medical consultations and assistance?G-Med observed a breakdown of the traditional circles of consultation since the Covid-19 era has begun. Physicians are turning to alternative platforms, one of the main ones being social media. We went out to check which are the social media platforms being used.

274 physicians from 45 countries answered this poll. See below for results:

42% physicians use Instant Messaging groups such as WhatsApp, Telegram and more.33% physicians use online physician communities25% physicians use Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for medical consultations and assistance.

 

Which medical conference format do physicians prefer? How does age influence that preference?

Over 1,000 Physicians voted on G-Med's latest poll regarding physicians' preference indifferent medical conferences format.

The results show that that the majority of physicians in all cohorts prefer different formats rather than physical conferences.

In addition, younger physicians prefer physical conferences compared to older physicians. One reason for this could be linked to the importance of networking for younger physicians in order to advance their careers. Another reason can be linked to younger physicians feeling less vulnerable to Covidー19 due to their younger age.Another hypothesis is that the physician's home country has a huge impact on their decision to join physical conferences--in places with a solid  policy, they are more willing to travel again, given that they feel it is safer.G-Med Pulse continues to follow and analyze today's evolving changes and effects by Covid-19.

Has Covid shaken the foundations of traditional circles of consultation among physicians?

Has Covid shaken the foundations of traditional circles of consultation among physicians?During the first wave, the community asked questions that went beyond each one's field of expertise on how to approach the virus. What was observed was a breakdown of the traditional circles of consultation--established networks to which physicians belonged became insufficient. Issues regarding medication, treatment and advice on how to approach specific patient cases could not anymore be answered by your immediate circle of medical colleagues.G-Med came in to fill this gap: on the platform, the members were able to become part of a global community, broaden network and receive answers from different specialties and countries.Of late, a new surge of engagement is taking place on the platform. This time, matters related to vaccine safety and post-Covid patients are at the center of the community's concerns. The community has already internalized important lessons from the first wave—the need of a global and multi-specialty cooperation.G-Med is witnessing this phenomena not only once it comes to the pandemic, but also as members of the global community apply these lessons to their own field of expertise. As a result, here on the platform, one can expand their circle of influence, while sharing and receiving crucial information.

 

What's the future of Medical Conferences?

COVID-19 changed the way physicians are engaging with each other. Following a full year of virtual conferences, physicians in the G-Med community came together to discuss their impressions, likes and dislikes in comparison to physical medical events.

G-Med's interactive platform has become the place where physicians come to expand their network, to update themselves on the latest medical news, share the latest news from each of their specialties and to fill the educational gap left by physical conferences.

Over 1,000 physicians voted within 48 hours in the latest G-Med poll about which type of conference they prefer. From EU countries, North and South American, Asia and the Middle East, physicians from 56 countries shared their preferences and visions on the future of medical conferences.

 

Here are some of your thoughts on Vaccination

Should patients under immunosuppressive treatment be vaccinated against Covid-19? How about those who have recovered from Covid, when should they get vaccinated?

Over the past months, the G-Med community has been discussing vaccination decisions, its effects and advisability to patients suffering from different pre conditions. Immunodepression, diabetes, rheumatological issues, among several others, were some of the conditions debated in the G-Med community in light of the decision to vaccinate against Covid-19. Our physician-only community continues to debate this crucial topic, and to share their insights with their colleagues. 

Thank you for your thoughtful contribution. Here are some of the issues discussed:

Here are some of your thoughts on Post-Covid

How are physicians from the G-Med community preparing themselves for the Post-Covid Era? What are Covid’s real impacts on the health of patients after recovering from the initial illness?

Over the past months, the G-Med community has been discussing one of tomorrow’s most challenging medical issues: Post-Covid conditions. From endocrinological conditions, neurological concerns, rheumatological impacts, among others, physicians from over 128 countries are sharing cases and receiving great insights from the community. 

Thank you for your thoughtful insights. Here are some of the issues discussed:

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