By: Jessica Petrovich, MD I am writing this from a lakeside somewhere outside of Monticello, Utah – aka, the middle of nowhere. So far, the second year of residency has been hectic, with plenty of late night call shift emergencies and (mis)adventures navigating our awesome interns through their first tumultuous month at Salt Lake Regional Hospital. … More Lessons in Life-Long Learning
By: Julia Kammel, MD Have you ever heard of Bicknell, Utah? Neither had I. During our residency program we each have the opportunity to experience a month in a rural part of the country to learn how medicine is practiced there. I was lucky enough to be placed in Bicknell, Utah. To be honest, when … More Rural Utah
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 Osman Sanyer, MD Throughout my career as a family doc, it has remained a constant challenge to train and recruit family medicine residents to practice in rural areas, and to retain family physicians in these rural practices. Work force demographic studies suggest that these challenges will continue to increase for years to come. … More A potential new model for training rural family physicians
By Matt Evans Greetings, audience. I’m Matt Evans and I’m a third year family medicine resident here at the University of Utah. In addition to my standard third year resident responsibilities and my professional ADHD that results in me taking on more projects than a reasonable person would, I moonlight down in Kanab, UT one … More How Technology is Changing Rural Medicine