The University of Queensland (UQ) – Ochsner Clinical School 2017 graduating class celebrated Match Day results with a 95 percent Match Rate through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP), which is comparable to other medical schools in the Unitedd States.
North Oaks Health System’s website, www.northoaks.org, recently earned a Best Site Design Distinction Award at the 18th annual eHealthcare Leadership Awards.
The Louisiana Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (LaPOST) Coalition, along with other national, state and community organizations, will highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making through an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD). NHDD is designed to encourage patients to express their wishes about healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be.
St. Tammany Cancer Center is hosting a free community screening of the documentary “Being Mortal” on April 19 from noon to 2 p.m. in the second floor conference room at the cancer center. After the screening, audience members can participate in a guided conversation on how to take concrete steps to identify and communicate wishes about end-of-life goals and preferences.
Louisiana's chronic refusal to address its structural budget deficit is a likely reason why medical school graduates are leaving the state at higher rates than just a few years ago. As the AP's Melinda Deslatte reports, last week was when newly minted doctors found out where they will "match" with post-graduate residency programs. Only 46 percent of LSU's medical school in New Orleans will stay in Louisiana - down from 64 percent just six years ago.