Life can be meaningful even in the midst of residency.  

By Karl Chen, MD The other day I was sitting at home looking out the window at an achingly crisp, clear blue sky.  A slight, cool breeze was wafting through that open window and faint birdsong accented a view of tree tops in blooms of pink, red, and white.  The blue-tinged mountains were hovering in … Continue reading Life can be meaningful even in the midst of residency.  

Providing Trust AND Truth in Family Medicine

By Bob Chestnut, MD “…we are living in this strange time where trust is more important than truth.” Comedian Hasan Minhaj at the 2017 White House correspondents' dinner Most medical school graduates would likely agree that their education was mainly focused on developing medical knowledge. For the purpose of this blog post, I am referring … Continue reading Providing Trust AND Truth in Family Medicine

Can we code more consistently by using our pool?

  As a residency curriculum committee we periodically review anonymous feedback from our residents about their learning experience. This is an invaluable process that brings important perspective to those of us who can lead improvements.  In many cases, the improvements benefit not just residents, but faculty and patients too.  An example that recently highlighted this … Continue reading Can we code more consistently by using our pool?

After Match Day

By Anna Stomberg, MD Every year the month of march brings a flurry of excitement. For some March means a time to anxiously await the arrival of the first green sprigs of grass marking the beginning of spring, others - to fill out their lucky march madness brackets and accurately predict the years NCAA champion, and to a … Continue reading After Match Day

Hindsight (or Advice to Myself in the Past)

By Lauren Wood, MD Hindsight is 20/20, right?  As the end of residency nears, and I think back on the last 2 ½ years, it has both flown by and been slow as molasses.  As the saying goes “the days are long, but the years are short”.  This definitely applies to residency!  Sometimes, things have … Continue reading Hindsight (or Advice to Myself in the Past)

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