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


By: Noah Zucker, MD Having high expectations of myself has been part of the reason I have found success in my young medical career, and also part of the reason I have found myself struggling at times throughout this journey. To set high expectations is to aspire to be better than average -to prove to … More Expectations

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