*Note: This post was written in June 2019, just prior to Dr. Caspar’s graduation from the University of Utah. As I prepare to graduate from the University of Utah Family Medicine Residency today, I am looking forward to my upcoming year completing an Addiction Medicine fellowship. One of the things that most excites me about … More Why I’m Doing an Addiction Medicine Fellowship
Universal health care works. That isn’t a radical or unsupported statement. Dozens of countries throughout the world have implemented systems to provide medical treatment to even the poorest of their citizens. In countries where universal health care exists, it is popular across the political spectrum. Consider this: the lie that British Conservatives told the United … More The Case for Universal Health Care
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