By SusanPohl, MD Team performance, when executed with precision, can be breathtaking. Listening to the Utah Symphony perform Gustav Holst’s Planets, watching the final drive in a National Football League comeback win, or participating in a complex obstetrical delivery in the hospital remind me of the skills needed to work on teams: effective communication, precisely … Continue reading A growth-oriented culture: the power of words
Like many of my colleagues in medical education, I am a part-time clinician. My time is split, spending less than half in my own clinical practice with the rest devoted to resident education. This is precisely why I love my job. The diversity of each day keeps me engaged, challenged, and excited about the … Continue reading The Doctor is in…24/7?
By Jenny Leiser, MD Does it ever feel like we have enough? As human beings, we always seem to feel like there is more that we want, and we always worry about what we may lose. If we have a car, we want a nicer one. We worry about losing it if we can’t … Continue reading Living and Leading from the Abundance Narrative
Osman Sanyer MD As a teaching family physician, I am frequently asked, by friends, students, and colleagues working in other areas of medicine, to share my thoughts on which skills and traits best define the specialty of family medicine. My customary response is, I suspect, fairly similar to the response that would be offered … Continue reading God took your only child – Choosing words for our patients’ stories
Our Intern Residents were recently asked the question, “Why Utah?” Below are the responses from our Madsen Clinic Interns… China Cox: My couples match partner, Justin, and I really wanted to live somewhere new for a while, and residency provided a great time-limited opportunity to do just that. Neither of us had to compromise on … Continue reading Why Utah?
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: