Lessons in Life-Long Learning

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. … Continue reading Lessons in Life-Long Learning

Rural Utah

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 … Continue reading Rural Utah

A potential new model for training rural family physicians

  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. … Continue reading A potential new model for training rural family physicians

Pros and Cons of Rural Practice

By Trevor Jacobson, MD My name is Trevor Jacobson- I've been asked to write a post on rural family practice.  I went to medical school at the University of Utah and stayed for family medicine residency (2009-2012) as well. I did not do any special training or fellowships after or during residency. My first job … Continue reading Pros and Cons of Rural Practice