Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic as a New Resident Physician

by Misha Fotoohi, MD With the recent end of the Public Health Emergency (PHE) on May 11th, 2023, I have been reflecting on how this unprecedented experience has shaped my experiences as a resident physician. As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the globe, healthcare workers found themselves on the front lines of a battle against … More Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic as a New Resident Physician

Navigating Conflicting Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

by Robert Calvert, DO As family medicine residents and attending physicians, we are often faced with the challenging task of explaining conflicting guidelines regarding breast cancer screening to our patients. With various organizations and expert groups providing differing recommendations, it can be perplexing for both healthcare providers and patients alike. Breast cancer screening guidelines have … More Navigating Conflicting Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

How to Use SOAP (For Future Scrubs)

by Prashanth Fenn, MD After four years of rigorous studying and countless exams, likely the most devastating news for a medical student to hear is that they have not matched into their anticipated specialty. Thankfully, the somewhat chaotic yet efficient Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP) can be a chance to land a residency position that … More How to Use SOAP (For Future Scrubs)


by Marta Schenck, MD Going into my rotation at Snowbird Injury Clinic this winter I was a bit ambivalent. We had already had epic amounts of snowfall which had made getting up Little Cottonwood Canyon to Snowbird Resort for the clinic challenging for some of my co-residents. And on the day prior to starting, the … More Rotations

Shifting My Mindset

by Emily Miro, MD As I near graduation, I have found it more and more challenging to feel excited about work. It’s easy to think of all of the things that make our jobs difficult. The breadth and depth of issues we see in clinic as family medicine residents often feels nearly impossible to skillfully … More Shifting My Mindset