AMA Foundation Establishes the Physician Disaster Recovery Fund

hurricane1 AMA Foundation Establishes the Physician Disaster Recovery Fund Amid the devastation inflicted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria are doctors who need to quickly rebuild their medical practices in order to continue serving their communities. As a result, the American Medical Association Foundation (AMAF) has created the Physician Disaster Recovery Fund. All contributions to the […] Continue reading →

Back to the Beginning

lovemedicalschoolepsteinbook Back to the Beginning by Sarah Epstein I remember sitting on the couch in our Miami apartment, looking out the window and thinking, there is so much I wish I had known. It was 2014, and my fiancé Brian was three years into medical school and I was between jobs. I was struggling. I started […] Continue reading →

Who Heals the Healers?

summer-2017-pf-issue Who Heals the Healers? New Issue of Physician Family Magazine Focuses on Stress and Burnout By Donna Baver Rovito Who heals the healers? There’s an epidemic afflicting America’s physicians – and the old adage “Physician, heal thyself” just won’t cut it this time. Physician stress and burnout are at an all-time high, with more than […] Continue reading →

The Making of a Medical Family

physicianfamilybloglogo The Making of a Medical Family By Emily Loeb June 30 is a date that those in the medical world know well; it’s the official end of the medical training calendar year. July 1 represents new beginnings: beginning of the academic year, an internship, a residency, or a fellowship. This year was our tenth and […] Continue reading →

Letter to a young doctor’s girlfriend

megan6 Letter to a young doctor’s girlfriend By Megan Sharma I was recently inspired by Dr. Suzanne Koven’s Letter to a Young Female Physician, published in “The New England Journal of Medicine.” In her letter to herself as a young doctor, Dr. Koven describes the challenges she will face and the battle waging within her own mind: “I have wasted […] Continue reading →

Welcome to Resident Widowhood

angelicdani Welcome to Resident Widowhood by Angelic Rodgers   Video: Residency Training, Long Hours, and the Effects on Patient Outcomes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qJCzjyi-dE   John Green, author of Paper Towns and The Fault in Our Stars, also does great videos on YouTube and I was not surprised at all to find that he’s the executive producer of Healthcare Triage. I suspect […] Continue reading →

On Being “Dr. Dad”

mcfaddenfamily On Being “Dr. Dad” by Cedrek McFadden I take my 10-year-old son to school as many school days as possible. We recap events from the prior day, and I give him early morning pep talks. It is a rarity, however, that I pick him up from school. During one of those rare occasions, he got […] Continue reading →