By Ali Etman He sat slumped over in a lobby chair, his eyes staring at the ground, waiting for his name to be called. He was a thin Eritrean man in his mid-30s with coarse, curly hair and dark bronzed skin. Before I met him, the social worker assigned to his case had briefed me … More Lessons Learned from a Refugee Clinical Encounter
*Note: This post was written in June 2019, just prior to Dr. Caspar’s graduation from the University of Utah. As I prepare to graduate from the University of Utah Family Medicine Residency today, I am looking forward to my upcoming year completing an Addiction Medicine fellowship. One of the things that most excites me about … More Why I’m Doing an Addiction Medicine Fellowship
Universal health care works. That isn’t a radical or unsupported statement. Dozens of countries throughout the world have implemented systems to provide medical treatment to even the poorest of their citizens. In countries where universal health care exists, it is popular across the political spectrum. Consider this: the lie that British Conservatives told the United … More The Case for Universal Health Care
We will be taking a temporary break from posting on the Family Medicine Residency blog until November 1. This time period will serve as a time to revamp the blog and improve our message and content. Thank you for your continual support and we look forward to coming back in full force on November 1!
By: Sonja Van Hala, MD, MPH, FAAFPDedicated to Garon Coriz, MD, UUFMRP Class of 2016, who touched us with his bright smile and big heart. “Rose, thorn, bud!” my daughter exclaimed as we were a few bites into our meal. “I want to go first!” my son declared. We know that eating together is good … More Rose, Thorn, Bud
By: Rachel Goossen, MD In May 2019, headlines of a study out of University of Michigan hit the lay media: “New Doctors’ DNA Ages 6 Times Faster Than Normal in First Year.” Using DNA samples submitted by medical residents across the country, the Intern Health Study measured telomere length before and after residents completed their … More Doctors Need Help Too