Wellness is Professionalism

By Katie Fortenberry, PhD A resident suffering from depression drinks too much and sleeps through a hospital shift the next morning. Another resident walks out of a patient room in the midst of a panic attack. As family medicine educators, how do we best handle these health concerns in our residents? The pendulum in medical … Continue reading Wellness is Professionalism

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Why Utah?

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?

Why Utah?

Our Intern Residents were recently asked the question, "Why Utah?" Below are the responses from our Sugar House Clinic Interns... Robin Brown: I’ve been a lifelong Pacific Northwesterner and I was feeling the pull to try something new. I was attracted the the warmth, kindness and openness of the current residents, to Dr. Van Hala’s … Continue reading Why Utah?

My Year As a Family Medicine Intern:

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:

What Helps Me Manage Depression

By Rachel Caspar, MD My first responsibility as a physician is to take care of myself. I cannot care for my patients until my own needs are met.  After experiencing depression as a medical student, I now recognize burnout as a life and death issue. I use a number of practices to prevent recurrence by … Continue reading What Helps Me Manage Depression

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.