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 … More 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 … More 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 … More 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 … More Nature vs Nurture: What matters more for student interest in Family Medicine?
By Jake Whetzel, MD Recently our residency program has wrapped up another interview season, meeting to review our applicants (and potential future friends and colleagues) to complete our rank list to submit for the Match in March. It is nearly impossible to meet and get to know each applicant as a resident due to … More How Did I Get Here?
Why (not) Family Medicine? is a series of posts from health care thought leaders, both inside and outside of Family Medicine. These will be posted every Friday. The participants were asked to focus on whatever they wanted in response to this question. We are glad that so many of these impressive leaders were willing to … More Why (not) Family Medicine? – Patrick Courneya, MD