Vision, Mission, and Other Career Musings

by Emily Wolfenden, MD In medicine, we are perpetually looking forward, always planning our next moves. We are constantly asked, “what do you want to do?” which actually means “what exact job would you like to have when you are 50?” As a dutiful medical student on the interview trail-turned-dutiful resident, I have this answer … More Vision, Mission, and Other Career Musings

The Training of the 21st Century Physician

by Blake McConnell, MD At the beginning of medical school, I remember thinking four years was such a long time. After all the rigorous pre-medical schooling, gathering clinical experience, and–for many of us–working a job, getting into medical school felt like reaching the summit. With steep acceptance rates per year, getting that acceptance letter felt … More The Training of the 21st Century Physician

Changing Seasons

by Lisa Weaver, MD Fall has always been my favorite season. I love the sunny days and cool evenings, the colorful leaves, the scarves and sweaters. As the air grows cooler and the days grow shorter, I have more gratitude for the time that I am able to spend outside. As I begin my last … More Changing Seasons

All About the Food

by Marta Schenck, MD We go through many transitions during medical training. And each have their own difficulties. There’s the transition from didactics to clinicals in medical school, when you learn how to start applying medical knowledge to real patient encounters. Then there is the transition from medical student to resident, when you start to … More All About the Food

Heal Thyself

by Rich Wolferz, MD Ἰατρέ, θεράπευσον σεαυτόν Physician, heal thyself. Remember looking at your friends during medical school graduation and saying, “Wow, I never thought I could be this healthy – sleeping eight hours every night, eating such nutritious food, feeling so socially connected, hey even getting outside for 150 minutes of physical activity each … More Heal Thyself

Imposter Syndrome: Calling Out the Dysfunction in Modern Medical Training

by Kaley Capitano, DO Imposter Syndrome. Every medical student, resident, and attending has had it or still experiences it. The seed is planted early during the exhausting pace of medical school. We are inundated with metrics that organize us by performance. Exams, GPAs, extracurriculars, USMLE and COMLEX exams. The ever-stressful overall class rank. We start … More Imposter Syndrome: Calling Out the Dysfunction in Modern Medical Training