Keeping Watch

By: Rebecca Curran, MD, PhD Minor demographic and medical details have been changed to protect patient privacy. It is my third year of medical school, my first year seeing actual patients, and I am being handed my “list” for the day. “We’re giving you Mira, a 6-year-old Serbian girl, bad cancer, kind of complicated.” “Kind … Continue reading Keeping Watch

Lessons in Life-Long Learning

By: Jessica Petrovich, MD I am writing this from a lakeside somewhere outside of Monticello, Utah – aka, the middle of nowhere. So far, the second year of residency has been hectic, with plenty of late night call shift emergencies and (mis)adventures navigating our awesome interns through their first tumultuous month at Salt Lake Regional Hospital. … Continue reading Lessons in Life-Long Learning

Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy

To clarify the intentionally click-bait title (and also rivetingly poetic phrase by the distinguished lyricist/rapper Big Daddy Kane): the definition of pimping in the medical field is different than the colloquial usage by artists like Jay-Z, Snoop, and Kendrick Lamar. Although most people are aware of pimping in the vernacular language (which will not be … Continue reading Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy

The Case for Personal Resilience Strategies in Changing the Focus from Burnout to Wellbeing

By: Amy Locke, MD, FAAFP Physician well-being is a major focus of many physician organizations and is frequently highlighted in popular media.  Some have described the root of the problem as a disconnect between expectation and reality.  This is a helpful framework for situations that result in disappointment.  I recently rented a house on Airbnb. Eagerly … Continue reading The Case for Personal Resilience Strategies in Changing the Focus from Burnout to Wellbeing

Everyone is Welcome Here

By: Jose Rodriguez, MD Never in my life would I have dreamed to be this fortunate. Previously, I have blogged about gratitude, about how this amazing unbelievable life I live has put me in contact with heroes—patients who have survived and overcome unspeakable horrors to live among us in Salt Lake City. I am grateful for … Continue reading Everyone is Welcome Here

Just Get the Evaluation

By: Katherine Fortenberry, PhD My daughter was a beautiful, happy, chubby baby – who couldn’t sit independently until 10 months. Or crawl until 11 months. And didn’t have any words yet at 12 months. I’d taken enough child development classes to know that she wasn’t hitting the milestones. But when my daughter’s doctor encouraged me … Continue reading Just Get the Evaluation