By: Benjamin Brown MD, MPH Our residency program is filled with assignments and projects that run alongside our demanding clinical responsibilities. One of these ongoing curricular components is that each year, the third-year residents lead a quality improvement project. These projects focus on improving health and well-being in our patients at the Madsen Health Center … More Gangnam Style and Quality Improvement
By: Susan Cochella, MD, MPH Julia Gillard, former Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013), addressed an audience at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City earlier this month (1). She had a lot to say about civic engagement, including an interesting description of how Australia was able to cut gun violence after a mass shooting incident. The … More How Australia Stopped Mass Shootings
By: Melissa See, MD, MPA Community. At 15 years old, even before I knew exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, or at least for a big chunk of it, I knew that whatever I spent my life doing, it would be serving the community. Fast forward 20 years, I … More Fellowship Series: Community Medicine – Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
By: Stephen Merrell, MD I am so grateful for the Family Medicine Obstetrical Fellowship at the University of Utah. This year-long, intense training from maternal-fetal medicine specialists to obstetricians and other OB fellowship-trained family doctors gave me the confidence I needed to continue providing obstetrical care after residency. The need for a cesarean section can … More Fellowship Series: Obstetrics
By: Jose Rodriguez, MD Never in my life would I have dreamed to be this fortunate. Previously, I have blogged about gratitude, about how this amazing unbelievable life I live has put me in contact with heroes—patients who have survived and overcome unspeakable horrors to live among us in Salt Lake City. I am grateful for … More Everyone is Welcome Here
By: Jose Rodriguez, MD I have had many blessings in my life—my wife (top of the list), her family, my family, and our family. We have not always had the blessing to live close to family, which means that our vacation time is used almost exclusively to visit family in Ecuador, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Our … More Servication