Behind the Scenes

By: Kristen Steiner All growing up, I knew being in the medical field was not my greater life calling. As a 26-year-old woman shots and needles still cause me to panic and pass out, I can’t watch war movies because the idea of body parts and blood is too much for me, and even visiting … More Behind the Scenes

Good Grief

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

Self Identity

By: Kara Frame, MD I am a mother. A wife. A daughter. A sister. A friend. I am a doctor. I am a runner.  Just like everyone, there are many pieces to my core identity. These are the traits that encompass the fixed view I hold of myself.  These ring true for me, even when … More Self Identity

The Case for Personal Resilience Strategies in Changing the Focus from Burnout to Wellbeing

By: Amy Locke, MD, FAAFP Physician well-being is a major focus of many physician organizations and is frequently highlighted in popular media.  Some have described the root of the problem as a disconnect between expectation and reality.  This is a helpful framework for situations that result in disappointment.  I recently rented a house on Airbnb. Eagerly … More The Case for Personal Resilience Strategies in Changing the Focus from Burnout to Wellbeing