• What Happens When Private Equity Firms Buy Hospitals? Private equity firms have been acquiring hospitals and health systems in increasing numbers, leading to debate about the effect of private equity on costs, quality, and access. Supporters of private equity cite its ability to improve operations, promote innovation, provide access to capital, and adopt managerial best […]

  • Residency Applications Rise 4% TAccording to a survey conducted by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), a record number of medical residency applicants have submitted their program rankings for the 2023 match. The survey found that 52,484 applicants submitted a program list, representing a 4% increase from the previous year. The increase in applicants can […]

  • Physician Suicide: Investigating Its Prevalence and Cause According to a Physicians Foundation report, 55% of doctors know a physician who considered, attempted, or died by suicide. A recent Medscape Physician Suicide Report 2023 revealed that 9% of male and 11% of female physicians have suicidal thoughts. The reasons behind this elevated rate of suicide may […]

  • MSSNY Celebrates National Doctors’ Day Today, March 30, MSSNY salutes you—the physicians of New York State—on National Doctors Day! We are inspired by your commitment to advancing medical science, improving patient outcomes, and promoting public health. Click the image below to watch our National Doctors’ Day video:

  • New York is 2023’s 8th Worst State for Doctors This week WalletHub released its report on 2023’s Best & Worst States for Doctors, and New York ranks as the 8th worst state to practice medicine. WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 19 key metrics to identify the best states for those […]

  • Increase in Medical School Diversity Lags Behind Industry Targets The class of 2023 was among the top performers as undergraduates, with a 3.77 mean grade point average and entrance exam scores within the 84th percentile, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. However, despite years of efforts designed to diversify the medical field, this […]

  • The Best Prescription for Good Health Starts with Your Physician Radio Ad MSSNY is running radio ads on Scope of Practice (“The Best Prescription for Good Health Starts with Your Physician”) throughout the state this month. Click on the image below to listen to the ad. Listen for it live in your local market on […]

  • COVID-19 Update for Ambulatory and Primary Care Settings COVID-19 variants and other respiratory viruses continue to circulate. The NYSDOH has stated that COVID-19 is a treatable disease, and primary and ambulatory care clinics should evaluate and manage patients in person, as clinically indicated, while following best practices for infection control. The NYSDOH has also encouraged […]

  • Clinical Intervention and Community Engagement for Climate Change On March 24, 12 PM- 2 PM the New York State Department of Health Commissioner’s Grand Round will convene subject-matter experts to discuss the clinical impacts of climate change. Clinicians might already be aware of the way severe weather, air pollution, and changes in water and food […]

  • Book Your 2023 House of Delegates Sponsorships Today! Calling all MSSNY members! MSSNY’s House of Delegates is a month away, but there is still time to book a sponsorship or a journal ad and be part of the festivities. Check out the brochure and pass the word to your colleagues about these fabulous sponsorship opportunities. […]