What We Look for in Potential Residents

By Aaron Costerisan, MD - The residency academic year has its cycles and rhythms. Recruitment of new residents is more or less an ongoing effort, but it is escalating now toward its peak during interview season, which typically starts in October. I say “typically” with pre-pandemic recruitment seasons in mind. [...]

2021-08-23T16:49:09-05:00August 23rd, 2021|Categories: Family Medicine News & Views|

Gratitude in Time of Turmoil: The Vaccination for Dismay

By Jeffrey Leman, MD - Gratitude: an emotion that we have all experienced, but what is it? The word Gratitude is from the Latin Gratia (meaning grace, graciousness, or gratefulness); that is a good starting point. Definitions in the literature that are helpful include: “a thankful appreciation for what an [...]

2021-06-10T10:30:49-05:00June 10th, 2021|Categories: Family Medicine News & Views|

How Family Medicine Physicians Step Up in Times of Crisis

By Craig Griebel, MD - We recently held our Family Medicine Interest Group procedures workshop. Students (M-1s, M-2s and M-3s) rotate through several workstations to learn skills of procedures performed by family physicians. It was fun to host the students at the workshop. The energy of the students is [...]

2021-05-03T16:21:10-05:00May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Family Medicine News & Views|

Be the Buoy

By Dominique Fons, MD - Ever since I started my teaching career, I have always felt that part of my role as an educator was to be a buoy in the rough and sometimes stormy sea of teaching middle schoolers. Now since becoming a physician educator, my role as a [...]

2021-04-07T15:24:53-05:00April 7th, 2021|Categories: Family Medicine News & Views|

Thank You, Peoria

By Kari Beth Watts, DO - Waiting Children, they’re called: the thousands of orphans around the world who have a precondition that complicates their ability to be matched to an adoptive family. Perhaps they have Down syndrome, HIV, or a cleft lip and palate. Maybe it’s cerebral palsy or fetal [...]

2021-03-04T11:12:46-06:00March 4th, 2021|Categories: Family Medicine News & Views|
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