Embracing the Noise as a Clinical Psychology Trainee

By: Ruben Tinajero, MS Five years ago, when I first came to Salt Lake City to obtain clinical psychology training at the University of Utah, I was excited about the opportunity to obtain research and clinical training in health psychology. During my second year in the program, I completed my first practicum training at the … More Embracing the Noise as a Clinical Psychology Trainee

Inappropriate Behavior by Patients and Their Families—Call It Out

Originally posted on JAMA Network, November 2018. To read the full article and more, click HERE. By: Amy Nicole Cowan, MD, MS1,2 Recently, I was the hospital attending physician on service when the team admitted an elderly patient. Despite the obvious end-of-life status, the family wanted everything done to keep the patient alive. They made … More Inappropriate Behavior by Patients and Their Families—Call It Out

Gangnam Style and Quality Improvement

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

25 x 2030

By: Karly Pippitt, MD, FAAFP 25 x 2030 – To match 25% of medical school graduates into family medicine by 2030; more than double the current rate. This is the ambitious goal of eight national and international family medicine organizations that are launching the America Needs More Family Doctors: 25×2030 Collaborative. The United States is … More 25 x 2030

A note to the patient who came to the emergency department alone

By: Zoe Cross, MD I didn’t know what was wrong with you, despite having asked you all my questions except the one I reserve for when you may have the answer I cannot:what do you think is wrong?you looked at me and said(quietly, steadily, simply)everythingand I couldn’t disagree. I could see there was a problem … More A note to the patient who came to the emergency department alone