Rural Utah

By: Julia Kammel, MD Have you ever heard of Bicknell, Utah? Neither had I. During our residency program we each have the opportunity to experience a month in a rural part of the country to learn how medicine is practiced there. I was lucky enough to be placed in Bicknell, Utah. To be honest, when … Continue reading Rural Utah

The Stroke, the Process, the Interview

By: Rachel Goossen, MD Two years ago, I received an email from my close friend, Kerri, to let me know that her husband, Dave, had had a pontine hemorrhagic stroke and was in the ICU at a hospital in our hometown of San Jose. Other than a bad headache just minutes before, there were no … Continue reading The Stroke, the Process, the Interview

Shop ’til You Drop: The Dangers of Over-the-Counter Medications

By: Katie Traylor Nyquil and Afrin and Advil, oh my! I've been working in pharmacy for over 10 years now, and I still get overwhelmed every time I take a trip to the drug store to pick up pain reliever or even eye drops. According to the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), the over-the-counter (OTC) … Continue reading Shop ’til You Drop: The Dangers of Over-the-Counter Medications


Karen Gunning, BCACP, FCCP, PharmD, BCPS, and Joanne Rolls, MPAS, PA-C Previously Published on University of Utah Health Accelerate In 1950, the time it took for medical knowledge to double was 50 years. In 1980, it had fallen to 7 years, and by 2010, it was just 3.5 years. By 2020, it’s projected to be … Continue reading HOW AN EXCELLENT CLINICIAN BECOMES AN EXCELLENT TEACHER

A Different Aspect of Medicine

By: Kristin Sandoval Preceding my elective experience I was asked to write down a couple of learning goals to expound upon after as a reflective assessment of my experience. I approached this task as if it were a typical medical student requirement in that I chose topics that were of interest, but could also be … Continue reading A Different Aspect of Medicine

The Long and Winding Road

By: Brian Hill I recently completed the application, interview, rank, and match process for sports medicine fellowship. This process gave me déjà vu back to when I was applying for family medicine residency. Both the residency and fellowship have similar steps including completing an ERAS application, obtaining letters of recommendation, and submitting your medical school … Continue reading The Long and Winding Road