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


A growth-oriented culture: the power of words

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

The Doctor is in…24/7?

  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?

Living and Leading from the Abundance Narrative

  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

Reconsidering Sleep

Abby Zeveloff, LCSW, MPH   I first really discovered insomnia during pregnancy - first hormonal changes that would have me up at 3:00, awake and alert, then excruciating carpal tunnel that flared whenever I was on a flat surface.  Being woken by my body shifted to being woken by my mind - the quintessential staring … Continue reading Reconsidering Sleep

God took your only child – Choosing words for our patients’ stories

  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