How am I DO-ing in an MD Residency Program?

By: Catherine Vanier, DO In the last year of medical school, all medical students are faced with important decisions about where they would like to complete their residency. For osteopathic students, one key element of this decision is to what extent do they want to be a minority within their program. I am an osteopathic … Continue reading How am I DO-ing in an MD Residency Program?

Tending to Transition

By: Sonja Van Hala, MD, MPH, FAAFP As I embark on a new era in my professional life, I am giving attention to how to transition. Over the last twelve years as residency program director, I worked alongside remarkable and dedicated faculty and residents. I am immensely grateful for all I learned from them. Now, as … Continue reading Tending to Transition

How the University of Utah Prepares Family Medicine Residents to Lead Value Improvement Efforts

Below article originally appeared NEJM Catalyst. Click HERE to view the original article. Contributors: Susan Pohl, MD, FAAFP, Sonja Van Hala, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Mari Ransco, MA & Jennifer Leiser, MD The University of Utah Family Medicine Residency Program has designed a 3-year interprofessional experience in value improvement for the purpose of providing residents with transferable professional … Continue reading How the University of Utah Prepares Family Medicine Residents to Lead Value Improvement Efforts

More Than a Show, Doctors on TV

By: Zachary Fredman, MD If a person is outside of the medical field it can sometimes be difficult for them to perceive what it is like to be a physician. One of the most surprising places to get an inside view of both the personal and professional lives of the people behind the white coat … Continue reading More Than a Show, Doctors on TV

Residency in Paradise? How do I sign up?

By: Benjamin Brown, MD When I was applying for residency in January 2016, I came across a peculiar program that gave its residents an opportunity to travel abroad for a culture and language immersion rotation. At the time, I had been diligently attempting to learn Spanish. No matter what I tried (apps like DuoLingo and … Continue reading Residency in Paradise? How do I sign up?

Big Experiences Through Small Means

By: China Cox As residents, we spend a good amount of time talking about our hospital ward experience at the small community hospital that serves as our primary residency home. The place has its quirks including the people, processes, semi paper charting, an urban patient population, etc (+/- ghosts). As much as it drives us … Continue reading Big Experiences Through Small Means