When it comes to snagging a coveted medical residency on Match Day, the competition is hot and getting hotter. That is because the number of residency applicants in the U.S. Match has long outpaced the number of available medical residency spots. In fact, the number of residency registrants reached an all-time high of 43,909 in 2018, for only 30,232 first-year post-graduate (PGY-1) positions.
Getting the preferred residency is just the beginning. New interns often find the first few weeks on the job nerve-racking as they begin treating patients on their own.
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In an age when some of the most iconic American companies are no longer around, EBSCO Industries Inc., at age 75, is proving it has staying power.
EBSCO Industries’ founder, Elton Stephens, started out selling magazine subscriptions to pay for college during the Depression. After realizing he had a knack for sales, he soon organized a sales team. Then in 1944, he incorporated the business, and over the next several years, EBSCO grew, becoming one of the largest subscription services in the world, serving schools and universities, libraries and the military. Read the article.
Birmingham resident Ginger Mayfield knows first-hand the hassle that comes with hiring a babysitter — especially in a pinch.
She recalls one instance when she had an evening graduate school class to attend. After learning that her attorney husband, Tommy, had to work late the same night, she scrambled to find a sitter for the couple’s two children, ages 3 and 14 months at the time.
“At that point,” she says, “I probably had 20 names in my phone, a network of sitters that I had built out through our church and our community. So I had plenty of people to text, but I couldn’t fill that job through my network. I ended up having to miss my class.” Read the article.
In California, more than 7 million private-sector workers have no workplace sponsored retirement plan. As a result, California workers are retiring into poverty. Read the articles.
In today's economy, the pathway to a well paying job requires an education beyond high school and a willingness to gain new skills.
Giving local residents the skills to be job-ready is the goal of the Kern Adult Education Consortium, a partnership of education providers dedicated to expanding and improving educational opportunities for adult learners.
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In 2017, Tammy Bradford and her family experienced devastating storms, both physically and spiritually. That year, as her 52-year-old husband battled stage 4 lung cancer, they began searching for a church. Then one Sunday, their youngest daughter contacted them after visiting Faith Church.
“She said, ‘Mom, you need to get online and listen to this service,’” Bradford says. Bradford logged onto Facebook Live and watched as Faith Church’s lead pastor Steve Huskey preached a message about faith and Jesus being a believer’s anchor.
“It connected with everything that I was going through at the time,” Bradford says. “I knew that I just had to go and be in a service.” Read the article here.
Across Twin Rivers Unified School District, teachers and administrators are working together to boost learning and help students make the grade on standardized tests like the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). Read the article here.
In factories, in offices, and behind the wheel, artificial intelligence (AI) technology is taking on jobs humans used to perform exclusively. But what about in your doctor’s office? A growing number of physicians are turning to a form of AI—machine learning-based decision support systems (ML-DSS). This technology helps clinicians mine and synthesize enormous amounts of data—electronic health records, patient demographics, MRI images, pathology reports, and research studies, for example—to aid their decision-making. Read the article here.
Digital technology is adding new dimensions to oral care. Just ask Daniel Givan, D.M.D., Ph.D., professor of restorative sciences in the School of Dentistry. “We’ve had more changes in dental technology in the last five years than in the previous 100 years,” he says. And those innovations are helping dentists, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and others tailor care and treatment to fit each patient’s unique needs. Here are five ways 3-D is shaping smiles: Read the article here.
In his 2015 self-published memoir, I Hear My Angel Sing, Sean Suggs, president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi (TMMM), describes his early childhood experiences, including his parents’ divorce, his mother having to move with her children back to rural North Carolina to live with their grandmother, and how for a year, he and his siblings picked tobacco and fruit on a nearby farm—from dawn to 6 p.m.— to help support the family. “It taught me that you must work hard to achieve great things in life,” says Suggs. “It also taught that I wanted more in life than just being a field worker.” Read the article here.