By: Jordan Knox, MD About the time I became serious about wanting to go into medicine, it was to practice sports medicine. I had shadowed an orthopedic surgeon and was impressed by his ability to connect with his patients and guide them in returning to the activities they loved. But I always pictured my primary … More Fellowship Series: Sports Medicine
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: Nikki Clark, MD, FAAFP Often people (mostly residents and medical students) ask why on earth did I choose to do a geriatric fellowship? My response is because it is the medicine of the future. While we are all aging, the fastest growing age groups are those born between 1946-1964. The Baby Boomers. The Silver … More Fellowship Series: Geriatric
By: Sara Walker, MD Even during medical school, there was always the running joke about getting kidney stones. With the frenetic pace of many rotations, it was always difficult to squeeze in bathroom time, and I suspect many of us adopted the same solution – drink less water. That is certainly how I survived my … More Drink Water. Kidney Stones Hurt.
By: Erika Sullivan, MD When I was a third-year medical student, I had a rotation on the far north side of Chicago, in Evanston, at a local community hospital delivering babies on the OB Ward. Because the arrangement with this hospital was a new one, and because the hours on the OB deck were quite … More The Importance of Failure
By: Marlana Li, MD I learned how best to define “grief” during my time as a hospice volunteer in college. I had wondered how to succinctly describe that “pit in your stomach,” “weight on your back”, “heaviness of heart,” etc. that people experienced after significant loss or disappointment. During my volunteer training, I became familiar … More Good Grief