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?
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
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
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
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
Why (not) Family Medicine? is a series of posts from health care thought leaders, both inside and outside of Family Medicine. These will be posted every Friday. The participants were asked to focus on whatever they wanted in response to this question. We are glad that so many of these impressive leaders were willing to … Continue reading Why (not) Family Medicine? – Michael Magill, MD