Welcome to this week’s edition of Healthcare Career Insights. This weekly roundup highlights healthcare career-related articles culled from across the Web to help you learn what’s next.
- With several COVID vaccine candidates in human trials, Anthony Fauci, MD, says he’s “cautiously optimistic” that one will be available by the end of the 2020. But challenges remain. Polls show, for instance, that many patients are concerned about vaccine safety and efficacy — 5 Things That Could Go Wrong With A Coronavirus Vaccine (Forbes)
- Healthcare employment rebounded last month, with a quarter million jobs filled, but that increase doesn’t make up for the losses since February — Healthcare gains jobs in July, but still down 800K from February (Healthcare Dive)
- Researchers have developed an online calculator that estimates patients’ out-of-pocket costs before they receive care — Vanderbilt patients get immediate cost estimates (Becker’s Hospital Review)
- The pandemic has upended virtually every industry. Here’s how COVID is altering training for medical students, residents, and fellows — How COVID-19 Is Changing the Landscape of Medical School (HealtheCareers)
- Health policy enacted to make it easier for clinicians to practice across state lines during COVID is set to expire in many states. One expert discusses how to continue making access to care a priority — National locum tenens week: How we can continue to facilitate access to care (Physicians Practice)
Lisa Grabl is president of the locum tenens division of CompHealth, the nation’s largest locum tenens physician staffing company and a leader in permanent and temporary allied healthcare staffing. She has worked in healthcare staffing for more than 19 years.