By: Susan Cochella, MD, MPH Footprints of an Inspired Leader Sonja Van Hala is stepping down as our Residency Program Director, leaving us better for her time in the role. While she isn’t perfect, she was effective in some unique ways. What insights can we glean from her unique brand of effectiveness? Respect is a … Continue reading The Finest Example
By: Katherine Fortenberry, PhD Previously published June 7, 2013, on the CFHA Blog I believe there’s no such thing as work-life balance. I think this every morning when I leave for work, watching my two-year-old son press his face against the front window and wave at me as I back down the driveway. It comes … Continue reading I Believe There’s No Such Thing as Work-Life Balance
Osman Sanyer MD As a teaching family physician, I am frequently asked, by friends, students, and colleagues working in other areas of medicine, to share my thoughts on which skills and traits best define the specialty of family medicine. My customary response is, I suspect, fairly similar to the response that would be offered … Continue reading God took your only child – Choosing words for our patients’ stories
Expressed political views are those of the author. As I near the end of my Family Medicine Residency Training and begin to transition into practicing as a Family Physician in real life, I can’t help but believe that I’m ready. Not because I have reached a point where I know every diagnosis and how … Continue reading Ready or Not: Learn to Fly on the Way Down
As a residency curriculum committee we periodically review anonymous feedback from our residents about their learning experience. This is an invaluable process that brings important perspective to those of us who can lead improvements. In many cases, the improvements benefit not just residents, but faculty and patients too. An example that recently highlighted this … Continue reading Can we code more consistently by using our pool?
At a recent conference for medical educators by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Wanda Filer, a past president of the American Academy of Family Physicians asked how many of us in the room had been told we were “too smart for Family Medicine”? At a conference of close to 600 people, a little … Continue reading Nature vs Nurture: What matters more for student interest in Family Medicine?