The Finest Example

By: Susan Cochella, MD, MPH Footprints of an Inspired Leader Sonja Van Hala is stepping down as our Residency Program Director, leaving us better for her time in the role. While she isn’t perfect, she was effective in some unique ways. What insights can we glean from her unique brand of effectiveness? Respect is a … Continue reading The Finest Example

Residency in Paradise? How do I sign up?

By: Benjamin Brown, MD When I was applying for residency in January 2016, I came across a peculiar program that gave its residents an opportunity to travel abroad for a culture and language immersion rotation. At the time, I had been diligently attempting to learn Spanish. No matter what I tried (apps like DuoLingo and … Continue reading Residency in Paradise? How do I sign up?

Doctors’ Day 2018

By: Karly Ann Pippitt, MD, FAAFP March 30 is National Doctor’s Day. Appropriately over the years, this has morphed into a day to thank all the health care providers on a team, for medicine has truly become a team effort. For all those clinicians out there, on this day, I want you to think about … Continue reading Doctors’ Day 2018

HOW TO AVOID TWO COMMON BIASES

Contributor: Kyle Bradford Jones Previously published on University of Utah Health Accelerate in December 2017 Balancing uncertainty, fear, and emotions isn’t easy — especially in health care. Family practice physician Kyle Bradford Jones looks outside of his practice to identify two common biases that affect how we behave in the face of perceived risk. His … Continue reading HOW TO AVOID TWO COMMON BIASES

Rural Utah

By: Julia Kammel, MD Have you ever heard of Bicknell, Utah? Neither had I. During our residency program we each have the opportunity to experience a month in a rural part of the country to learn how medicine is practiced there. I was lucky enough to be placed in Bicknell, Utah. To be honest, when … Continue reading Rural Utah

WANTED: “TEAMS” NOT “COWBOYS”

Originally published on University of Utah Health Accelerate Blog on October 13, 2017 Dr. Kyle Bradford Jones confronts a long-held cultural icon in medicine: the cowboy doctor. He argues that living up to the cowboy mythology undermines how physicians provide care – in trying to do it all, they actually do more harm. His cure for … Continue reading WANTED: “TEAMS” NOT “COWBOYS”