During his ABC News town hall Tuesday night, President Donald Trump suggested a COVID vaccine may be FDA-approved by early to mid-October. “[W]e’re within weeks of getting it,” he said. “Could be three weeks, four weeks.”
Stepping into the fray on broad societal issues “takes physicians into realms where they have no expertise—and thus risks eroding public trust in the medical profession,” a distinguished physician suggests.
Nearly 95% of around 500 healthcare executives working for provider organizations believe concentrating on population health is key to ensuring long-term success. But only a small slice of them have been turning intentions into actions.
U.S. residency programs in emergency medicine have no trouble attracting, training and preparing the next generation of outstanding ER physicians. The problem is that a paltry percentage take their clinical skills where the need is greatest.