The Calm Before the Storm

The calm before the storm. That is what I have decided to write about, and I suppose the audience best fit for this piece are the thousands of fourth-year medical students, anxiously awaiting rank and match day, and excited to finally be called "Doctor." The process of becoming a physician is long, exhausting, and daunting. … Continue reading The Calm Before the Storm

For A Mountain Vacation, Allow Time To Acclimatize

What could be better than a winter trip to the mountains? For many skiers and snowboarders visiting Utah, the answer is absolutely nothing. They plan travel and lodging, prep their equipment, get their passes, and hope for the legendary Utah powder to be abundant during their stay. Unfortunately, while all of the standard preparations may … Continue reading For A Mountain Vacation, Allow Time To Acclimatize

Wellness is Professionalism

By Katie Fortenberry, PhD A resident suffering from depression drinks too much and sleeps through a hospital shift the next morning. Another resident walks out of a patient room in the midst of a panic attack. As family medicine educators, how do we best handle these health concerns in our residents? The pendulum in medical … Continue reading Wellness is Professionalism

Why Utah?

Our Intern Residents were recently asked the question, “Why Utah?” Below are the responses from our Madsen Clinic Interns… China Cox: My couples match partner, Justin, and I really wanted to live somewhere new for a while, and residency provided a great time-limited opportunity to do just that. Neither of us had to compromise on … Continue reading Why Utah?

Why Utah?

Our Intern Residents were recently asked the question, "Why Utah?" Below are the responses from our Sugar House Clinic Interns... Robin Brown: I’ve been a lifelong Pacific Northwesterner and I was feeling the pull to try something new. I was attracted the the warmth, kindness and openness of the current residents, to Dr. Van Hala’s … Continue reading Why Utah?

My Year As a Family Medicine Intern:

By Ben Brown, MD, MPH It was nearly 1 year ago I made my plunge into the proverbial 1st post graduate medical training year also known as ‘Intern’ year. In many ways, it was like jumping from the high dive into the deep end of a pool for the first time. You slowly climb the ladder … Continue reading My Year As a Family Medicine Intern: