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

Creative Arts Journals

By Jose Rodriguez, MD Like many of the residents, medical students and faculty at the University of Utah School of Medicine, I too am new to the area (sort of).  I left Utah in 1993, after completing my BA in Latin American Studies at Brigham Young University, for medical school at Cornell, in New York … Continue reading Creative Arts Journals

Physician Wellness and Resilience

By Amy Locke Burnout is a popular topic of discussion among health care professionals, but preventing it often eludes us.  While burnout is common in many professions, it is particularly present in healthcare.  It is estimated that about half of all physicians in the United States suffer from burnout with numbers rising rapidly.  Burnout is … Continue reading Physician Wellness and Resilience