We will be taking a temporary break from posting on the Family Medicine Residency blog until November 1. This time period will serve as a time to revamp the blog and improve our message and content. Thank you for your continual support and we look forward to coming back in full force on November 1!
On July 1, 2019, the Family Medicine Residency Blog celebrated its five year anniversary. Over the years we have had a myriad of topics ranging from residency stories, touching patient experiences, stories about loved ones lost, health and wellness, the great outdoors, and more. Today, we take the opportunity to find out what you love … More Reader Survey
By: Susan Saffel-Shrier, MS, RDN, CD Are you familiar with the term ageism? You know, another term for age discrimination. I have found that many are not. Of course, we hear about other forms of discrimination such as gender, race, institutional, price, etc., but age discrimination, not so much. I wonder if this lack of … More Ageism: Language Matters
By: Katherine Fortenberry, PhD; Jordan Knox, MD; and Sonja Van Hala, MD, MPH, FAAFP Previously published in Academic Medicine, March 2018 Dr. Ripp and colleagues’ recent call to action on well-being in graduate medical education emphasizes the importance of multilevel interventions in addressing well-being. We concur with these recommendations but want to emphasize the importance of … More What Do Residents Want for Burnout Prevention? Time
By: Anna Holman Two of the major challenges of being a Family Medicine resident is the wide scope of medicine we learn and the variety of environments in which we train. As an intern or first-year resident, the work can be hard because it seems like we change gears every month. Bouncing from Pediatrics to … More Finding consistency in the midst of constant change
By: Kristin Sandoval Preceding my elective experience I was asked to write down a couple of learning goals to expound upon after as a reflective assessment of my experience. I approached this task as if it were a typical medical student requirement in that I chose topics that were of interest, but could also be researched … More For a Moment