Why I’m Optimistic About the Future of Primary Care

Previously published on AAFP.org. Click HERE to see the original article. While shadowing me, a premedical student noticed that I entered the lot number of an IUD into my charting. "Why do you have to waste time entering that?" she asked. "Don't you think that IUDs should come with QR codes that can be easily … Continue reading Why I’m Optimistic About the Future of Primary Care

Ready or Not: Learn to Fly on the Way Down

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

Motivation 3.0

By Susan Cochella, MD, MPH Have you read Daniel Pink’s book Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us?  Pink argues that humans are most productive, effective, and happy when driven by internal motivation. He describes a state of hyperproductive “flow,” in which we are so immersed in a task that everything else disappears.  He … Continue reading Motivation 3.0