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: Susan Cochella, MD, MPH Julia Gillard, former Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013), addressed an audience at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City earlier this month (1). She had a lot to say about civic engagement, including an interesting description of how Australia was able to cut gun violence after a mass shooting incident. The … More How Australia Stopped Mass Shootings
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
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