By: Shane Williams, MD Recently while in the OR assisting a C-section, I began to discuss the benefits of different instruments and techniques with my attending. I noticed that he was choosing to use a wound protector/retractor instead of manually retracting with other instruments. These wound retractors are one-time use instruments made of rubber and … More Healthcare and the Environment
Contributor – Robert Pearl, M.D. Originally published on Forbes.com in April 2019 In a shocking development that could transform the medical profession, the International Journal of Health Services published the findings of a study titled, “Primary care, specialty care, and life chances.” Using multiple regression analysis, the researchers concluded that “primary care is by far the most … More Study: Primary Care Doctors Increase Life Expectancy, But Does Anyone Care?
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
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: Aaron Gale, MD “Where do you see yourself in ten years?” I’m pretty sure I’ve been asked this question at every interview I’ve ever had. It’s a great question, and it’s certainly one we ask of applicants to our residency program. Yet, thinking about where I am right now and thinking back on the … More Where Do You See Yourself in Ten Years?
By: China Cox, MD Our residency program recently experienced a tragedy. I think that word is so often in the same company of literally, awesome, and hilarious–misused and hyperbolic. It is exactly the right word, though, for the violent loss of a young, compassionate, bright, fun, and loving physician in a new home at the … More Gratitude: A Different Kind of Medicine