A Growing Number of Part-Time Pediatricians are Redefining Work Styles
By Jessica Pupillo, AAP News Correspondent
After residency, Melissa Hostetter, M.D., FAAP, a mother of two, knew she wanted more family time than a traditional primary care position would allow. So she accepted a position with three clinical days a week instead of the standard four, joining the almost one in four AAP members who practice part time.
Family Nurse Practitioners: Roles and Scope of Practice in the Care of Pediatric Patients
Summary taken from October Pediatrics Digest
Health care workforce planning efforts are increasingly incorporating the roles of nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
This study characterizes the pediatric roles and scope of practice of family nurse practitioners. Family nurse practitioners may play an important but underrecognized role in the care of children.
Exploring and Evaluating Practices of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
From the AAP Section on Perinatal Pediatrics Committee on Practice
The need for materials to help those exploring and evaluating practices in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine derives from the many varied practice types within the subspecialty of neonatal-perinatal medicine and from the wide variety of professional activities that may fall within the workload of a practice.
The Committee on Practice Management identified some of the areas and issues involving the “real world” that had eluded traditional medical curricula. Neonatal practices have continued to evolve, diversify, and become more complex. After exploring options, the Committee opts to present the newly-developed and updated 5-part five-part set of materials on career and practice planning, useful for all pediatricians.