Thank you goes a long way

By: Jose Rodriguez, MD I have now been in Salt Lake City practicing for almost one year. Although it took me a long time to do it, I am pleased to say that I love it here more than before and look forward to a summer that was at least as amazing as this past … Continue reading Thank you goes a long way

Residency in Paradise? How do I sign up?

By: Benjamin Brown, MD When I was applying for residency in January 2016, I came across a peculiar program that gave its residents an opportunity to travel abroad for a culture and language immersion rotation. At the time, I had been diligently attempting to learn Spanish. No matter what I tried (apps like DuoLingo and … Continue reading Residency in Paradise? How do I sign up?

The Diet Du Jour

Diet: NOUN diets (plural noun) the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats synonyms: selection of food · food · foodstuffs · grub · nosh Cultural dietary patterns are a window to the world. Understanding cultural food choices have the potential to bring us together and improve our perceptions of the … Continue reading The Diet Du Jour

Newyorican Blues

By Jose Rodriguez, MD A few months back, I felt the need to record my life’s story for my kids, so they could know who I am, and what parts of them came from me.  I started writing this as a book, but I got bored, so I tried making it a book of verse. … Continue reading Newyorican Blues

One in Five

By Vanessa Galli, MD Nearly one in five women have reported experiencing rape in their lifetime according to the most recent data from the CDC. Statistics never mean as much to the reader as an “n of one” or a personal testimony. I myself am the one in five, a survivor of rape. That is … Continue reading One in Five

Refugee Experience

By Patricia Avelar I was shadowing Dr. Kirby as he conducted a refugee screening with a woman from Somali and two of her small children.  As he asked the woman general questions about her and her children’s health, she explained through an interpreter that she had three other children in addition to the two present … Continue reading Refugee Experience