One in Five

By Vanessa Galli, MD Nearly one in five women have reported experiencing rape in their lifetime according to the most recent data from the CDC. Statistics never mean as much to the reader as an “n of one” or a personal testimony. I myself am the one in five, a survivor of rape. That is … Continue reading One in Five

Refugee Experience

By Patricia Avelar I was shadowing Dr. Kirby as he conducted a refugee screening with a woman from Somali and two of her small children.  As he asked the woman general questions about her and her children’s health, she explained through an interpreter that she had three other children in addition to the two present … Continue reading Refugee Experience

Why (not) Family Medicine? – Michael Magill, MD

Why (not) Family Medicine? is a series of posts from health care thought leaders, both inside and outside of Family Medicine. These will be posted every Friday. The participants were asked to focus on whatever they wanted in response to this question. We are glad that so many of these impressive leaders were willing to … Continue reading Why (not) Family Medicine? – Michael Magill, MD

From Pipeline to Mainline: How increasing diversity in higher education can have a positive impact on addressing health disparities (and other good things).

By Melissa See, MD I had it all planned out. The night before, I set out what I was going to wear: a tan cropped blazer with capped sleeves over a golden rod empire waist pleated dress. The next morning, never mind the butterflies in my stomach, I was ready for my first day of … Continue reading From Pipeline to Mainline: How increasing diversity in higher education can have a positive impact on addressing health disparities (and other good things).