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

Hindsight (or Advice to Myself in the Past)

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)

A potential new model for training rural family physicians

  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

Residency, Guatemala, and My Comfort Zone

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

Yes, I Know Who Doogie Howser Is

By Brad Schleenbaker, MD I look young.  I have noticed this intermittently throughout my adult life but I never really invested a lot of thought in it.  Then I started my 3rd year of medical school.  Really it doesn't bother me most of the time when people wonder about my age.  It's usually a patient … Continue reading Yes, I Know Who Doogie Howser Is

Connecting with Patients Despite Barriers

 by Tobi Thaller Residency is hard. Sometimes, it is really, really hard. So when you have a meaningful interaction with a patient, it reminds you why you are putting yourself through all of this. And it is priceless. That was the type of experience I had with Juana. At her first appointment with me, I … Continue reading Connecting with Patients Despite Barriers