Rebecca Parrino

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Planning in Uncertainty: Examining the Future of Federal Loan Repayment

Posted by Rebecca Parrino 6, December, 2017

For all student borrowers, including medical students, any unpredictability in addressing student loan repayment amplifies the challenges of a difficult (and sometimes unclear) situation. When considering the future of federal debt repayment programs under the current US Administration, it's important to follow the current and future climate concerning student loan repayment programs. 

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An Evolution of Mental Health Care - the Future of Medical Legislation in America

Posted by Rebecca Parrino 10, January, 2017

Historically, stigma has been associated with most mental disorders.  Until recently, accessing comprehensive mental health care may have been nearly impossible, further compounding the difficulty of treatment.  On July 6th, 2016, the House of Representatives passed a groundbreaking bill to tackle federal policies on serious mental illness, signifying that the U.S government is beginning to address the very real implications of mental illness. 

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8 Tips for an Optimal Healthcare Recruiting Process

Posted by Rebecca Parrino 17, October, 2016

ButDoctor Silva…” The stunned talent acquisition managers could not believe their ears.  “This is difficult for us to understand.  We are aware of your concerns and—while the hiring process at our facility is hardly perfect—we were close to an agreement!  What changed?

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The Evolution of Healthcare in the 21st Century

Posted by Rebecca Parrino 17, August, 2016

The ambulance is speeding towards the hospital, sirens blaring and horn yelling for cars to pull aside.  It is becoming increasingly obvious: they’re not going to make it.  The clinicians working in the back—including a nurse practitioner and physician’s assistant—are monitoring the patient’s vitals while a surgeon offers input from a real-time telemedicine monitor inside the vehicle. 

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Integrating Healthcare, Why it's Important

Posted by Rebecca Parrino 26, January, 2016

After receiving a diagnosis of infertility, a young woman commits suicide. Privately, she had been struggling with overwhelming despair - but her primary care physician had no idea. Despite the doctor’s good intentions, he was not trained to recognize or treat the depression that ultimately cost the young woman her life. Could suicide have been prevented if the doctor or someone on his team had been trained to address the young woman’s depression? He thought so.

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