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.
Expressed political views are those of the author. As I near the end of my Family Medicine Residency Training and begin to transition into practicing as a Family Physician in real life, I can’t help but believe that I’m ready. Not because I have reached a point where I know every diagnosis and how … Continue reading Ready or Not: Learn to Fly on the Way Down
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
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)
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
By Karl Chen, MD Let me be clear, I am not, by any stretch of the imagination “adventurous”. The word I associate with rollercoasters is not “fun”, it’s “deathtrap”. My ideal vacation involves sleeping in, video games, a good book, pizza, and ice cream, usually in quantities detrimental to physical health. As reflected in my … Continue reading Residency, Guatemala, and My Comfort Zone