How the University of Utah Prepares Family Medicine Residents to Lead Value Improvement Efforts

Below article originally appeared NEJM Catalyst. Click HERE to view the original article. Contributors: Susan Pohl, MD, FAAFP, Sonja Van Hala, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Mari Ransco, MA & Jennifer Leiser, MD The University of Utah Family Medicine Residency Program has designed a 3-year interprofessional experience in value improvement for the purpose of providing residents with transferable professional … Continue reading How the University of Utah Prepares Family Medicine Residents to Lead Value Improvement Efforts

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By: Peter V. Sundwall Jr. Every small community has a unique but similar cast of characters. Our small Southern Utah town was no different. From a young boy’s perspective, the cops and docs were feared but cautiously idolized, the mayor was respected, the athletic coaches were immortalized, and of course, we had the homeless man … Continue reading Stu

How to get to 100

By: Jose Rodriguez, MD Two years ago, I took my entire family to San Sebastian de Las Vegas del Pepino, Puerto Rico to celebrate my maternal grandmother’s (Abuela Orpa) 100th birthday. We had a wonderful time and it made me realize that there is a real possibility that I might have my own mother with … Continue reading How to get to 100

Thank you goes a long way

By: Jose Rodriguez, MD I have now been in Salt Lake City practicing for almost one year. Although it took me a long time to do it, I am pleased to say that I love it here more than before and look forward to a summer that was at least as amazing as this past … Continue reading Thank you goes a long way

Empathy: The Best Kind of Medicine

Here I sit, in our closet of an ICU workroom, my left leg is locked straight in a rather cumbersome brace. ACL surgery was 3 weeks ago and I’m struggling to work the 12 hour days while fully participating in the rehab process. My husband still has to help me put my compression socks on … Continue reading Empathy: The Best Kind of Medicine

More Than a Show, Doctors on TV

By: Zachary Fredman, MD If a person is outside of the medical field it can sometimes be difficult for them to perceive what it is like to be a physician. One of the most surprising places to get an inside view of both the personal and professional lives of the people behind the white coat … Continue reading More Than a Show, Doctors on TV