Students are the future of health policy: Let’s start treating them like it

By Junaid Nabi, MD The media is quick to point out the important role of American Medical Association (AMA) and other professional bodies in shaping the future of health policy in the United States. While these organizations have a certain responsibility, it is becoming increasing clear that medical and public health students will shape the … Continue reading Students are the future of health policy: Let’s start treating them like it

Patient Centered vs. Patient Dictated Care

This article was originally published at Physicians Practice. Kyle Bradford Jones, MD Patient-centered care (PCC) seems to be a popular buzzword among policymakers and administrators in recent years. Indeed, many physicians see our health care system as payer-centric, many patients see it as physician-centric, and no one seems to see it as patient-centric. While putting … Continue reading Patient Centered vs. Patient Dictated Care

Urgent Care Reflection

By Anna Holman In Urgent Care, fall means the beginning of cold season, where patients with sore throats start to fill every other room. As a medical student, these visits are pretty straightforward, however, the challenge comes with the conversation surrounding treatment. Patients with cold symptoms don’t usually come into Urgent Care for Tylenol and … Continue reading Urgent Care Reflection

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

Nature vs Nurture: What matters more for student interest in Family Medicine?

At a recent conference for medical educators by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Wanda Filer, a past president of the American Academy of Family Physicians asked how many of us in the room had been told we were “too smart for Family Medicine”? At a conference of close to 600 people, a little … Continue reading Nature vs Nurture: What matters more for student interest in Family Medicine?

Excellent Care, Kind Words, & Loving Support . . . ” Teen Fights to Keep Her Beating Heart

This story was shared with us by Maddy's aunt, who works in the Division of Family Medicine. It can be found in it's entirety at: http://www.primarychildrenshospitalblog.org/teen-fights-keep-beating-heart/  Written by Sarah, Maddy’s Mom It was supposed to be just another swim practice. The next thing we knew, Maddy was rushed to Primary Children’s Hospital in an ambulance. … Continue reading Excellent Care, Kind Words, & Loving Support . . . ” Teen Fights to Keep Her Beating Heart