Q&A: Physicians call for changes to medical licensing applications

Research has shown that questions about physicians’ mental health on state licensing and credentialing applications often discourage them from seeking mental health treatment.These questions frequently contain stigmatizing language that lead to concerns about potential repercussions to the physicians’ medical licensure if they acknowledge having mental health conditions, according to Saranya Loehrer, MD, MPH, the founder of C3 Collaboratives and a faculty member at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and Ankita Sagar, MD, MPH, FACP, the system vice president for ClinicalRead More

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