By: Rachel Goossen, MD Two years ago, I received an email from my close friend, Kerri, to let me know that her husband, Dave, had had a pontine hemorrhagic stroke and was in the ICU at a hospital in our hometown of San Jose. Other than a bad headache just minutes before, there were no … Continue reading The Stroke, the Process, the Interview
By SusanPohl, MD Team performance, when executed with precision, can be breathtaking. Listening to the Utah Symphony perform Gustav Holst’s Planets, watching the final drive in a National Football League comeback win, or participating in a complex obstetrical delivery in the hospital remind me of the skills needed to work on teams: effective communication, precisely … Continue reading A growth-oriented culture: the power of words
By Jenny Leiser, MD Does it ever feel like we have enough? As human beings, we always seem to feel like there is more that we want, and we always worry about what we may lose. If we have a car, we want a nicer one. We worry about losing it if we can’t … Continue reading Living and Leading from the Abundance Narrative
By Sonja Van Hala, MD, MPH, FAAFP I was young and inexperienced, and knew it, but also had a sense of adventure. I don’t think I knew what it meant to serve as residency program director. I was only a few years out of residency. And I definitely didn’t know how to supervise faculty, … Continue reading Vulnerability in Leadership
By Osman Sanyer, MD Throughout my career as a family doc, it has remained a constant challenge to train and recruit family medicine residents to practice in rural areas, and to retain family physicians in these rural practices. Work force demographic studies suggest that these challenges will continue to increase for years to come. … Continue reading A potential new model for training rural family physicians
By Jason Lippman, MD For a century, the white coat has been the symbol of the medical doctor. Today, the vast majority of medical schools in the US begin with a White Coat Ceremony. There, the fledgling, future doctors stand together and recite a modified version of the Hippocratic Oath before being called up one-by-one … Continue reading Coats and ties: A consideration of professional attire in the medical field.