Doctors Need Help Too

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

Reader Survey

On July 1, 2019, the Family Medicine Residency Blog celebrated its five year anniversary. Over the years we have had a myriad of topics ranging from residency stories, touching patient experiences, stories about loved ones lost, health and wellness, the great outdoors, and more. Today, we take the opportunity to find out what you love … More Reader Survey

My Experience as a camp doctor – 30 years taking care of kids at Camp Tapawingo

By: David Sundwall, MD In 1988 I was asked by a colleague if I would be interested in volunteering to be a camp doctor at Camp Tapawingo, in the village of Sweden, Maine. At that time I was the Administrator of the Health Resource and Services Administration (HRSA), a very large agency in the U.S. … More My Experience as a camp doctor – 30 years taking care of kids at Camp Tapawingo