By: Robert McRaeOriginally published on Op-Med on Jun 12, 2019. As I prepare to make the transition from medical student to intern, I find myself reflecting on the past four years of my life. In doing so, I am filled with gratitude for the teachers, hospital staff, and patients that enabled an intimidated, know-nothing student … More What I Regret From Medical School
By: Karly Pippitt, MD, FAAFP 25 x 2030 – To match 25% of medical school graduates into family medicine by 2030; more than double the current rate. This is the ambitious goal of eight national and international family medicine organizations that are launching the America Needs More Family Doctors: 25×2030 Collaborative. The United States is … More 25 x 2030
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 … More Wellness is Professionalism
By Karl Chen, MD The other day I was sitting at home looking out the window at an achingly crisp, clear blue sky. A slight, cool breeze was wafting through that open window and faint birdsong accented a view of tree tops in blooms of pink, red, and white. The blue-tinged mountains were hovering in … More Life can be meaningful even in the midst of residency.
by Stephen Merrell I recently confessed to my fellow residents a personal struggle of mine: getting the amount of exercise that I encourage my patients to get. The setting of our discussion was a safe one, so I described multiple reasons why I haven’t run, biked, walked, or moved as much as I want to … More Priority Setting: personal wellness versus getting your job done