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
By: Jason Lippman, MD The motto of “exercise as medicine” has become a common phrase due to the progressing epidemics of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and chronic pain that have ties to diet and body habitus. I prescribe it multiple times a day to my patients and I try to take a daily dose myself. But … Continue reading Fit but unhealthy: A reflection on overtraining
By: Kyle M. Turner, PharmD Consider, for a moment, your “toughest” patients in clinic – the ones who show up about half the time (or less), seem to be in and out of the hospital or ER on a regular basis. They may be the people that your team throws up their hands and scratches … Continue reading Student Hotspotting; A Novel Interprofessional Learning Experience in Value-Based Care
The calm before the storm. That is what I have decided to write about, and I suppose the audience best fit for this piece are the thousands of fourth-year medical students, anxiously awaiting rank and match day, and excited to finally be called "Doctor." The process of becoming a physician is long, exhausting, and daunting. … Continue reading The Calm Before the Storm
By Ben Brown, MD, MPH It was nearly 1 year ago I made my plunge into the proverbial 1st post graduate medical training year also known as ‘Intern’ year. In many ways, it was like jumping from the high dive into the deep end of a pool for the first time. You slowly climb the ladder … Continue reading My Year As a Family Medicine Intern:
By Susan Pohl, MD Many of us fondly remember the smart, independent physicians portrayed in American television dramas. Dr. Marcus Welby (Marcus Welby, MD), Dr. Hawkeye Pierce (M.A.S.H.) and Dr. Gregory House (House) all seem to be independent spirits who frequently puzzle their partners with their personality and bristle at teamwork. They seem to work … Continue reading Am I on an Effective Quality Improvement Team?