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Friday Feb 02, 2018

With Most New Med Students Women Now, Let's Boost Our Support

For the first time, the new class of U.S. medical students has more women than men. Erica Swegler, M.D., writes that it's been a tough path for women, and obstacles remain.

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Posted at 05:34PM Feb 02, 2018 by Erica Swegler, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jan 23, 2018

How a Rotation Far From Home Helped Me Appreciate Community

Medical student John Heafner, M.P.H., writes that his rotation at the Northern Navajo Medical Center helped him see another aspect of the heart of family medicine.

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Posted at 03:00PM Jan 23, 2018 by John Heafner, M.P.H. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Jan 03, 2018

Being a Family Physician Requires 'Courageous' Commitment

Aroha? In this Leader Voices Blog post, Gary LeRoy, M.D., describes the courage and commitment needed to succeed in family medicine.

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Posted at 12:53PM Jan 03, 2018 by Gary LeRoy, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Nov 28, 2017

Know Yourself, Do Your Homework to Make Perfect Match

With less than three months left before the National Resident Matching Program's rank order list deadline, Alexa Mieses, M.D., M.P.H., offers students advice on the interview process in this Leader Voices Blog post.

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Posted at 09:54AM Nov 28, 2017 by Alexa Mieses, M.D., M.P.H. | Comments [0]

Monday Nov 06, 2017

Get a Clue: Pandemic Board Game Runs Risk of Snubbing FPs

Board game enthusiast and medical student John Heafner, M.P.H., writes that subspecialists shouldn't have a monopoly on the limelight in popular culture.

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Posted at 02:56PM Nov 06, 2017 by John Heafner, M.P.H. | Comments [0]

Wednesday Jul 26, 2017

Bipartisan Teaching Health Center Bill Is Vital to Workforce

Without congressional action, the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program will expire Sept. 30. A newly introduced bill to extend funding has support from both sides of the aisle.

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Posted at 10:46AM Jul 26, 2017 by John Meigs, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Jun 19, 2017

Who Will Mentor the Next Generation of Family Doctors?

Nearly half of allopathic family medicine clerkship directors report difficulty finding clinical preceptor sites. Leonard Reeves, M.D., makes the case for opening your practice to students.

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Posted at 03:10PM Jun 19, 2017 by Leonard Reeves, M.D. | Comments [0]

Thursday Mar 16, 2017

Take a Deep Breath, Relax and Trust the Magic of the Match

Match Day is finally upon us. Stewart Decker, M.D., offers four thoughts for students to ponder as they await their results.

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Posted at 09:54AM Mar 16, 2017 by Stewart Decker, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Mar 13, 2017

Help Students Cut Through the Bull: FPs Are in Demand

Subspecialists in academia have tried to steer students away from primary care for decades. John Cullen, M.D., writes that physician educators need new material because the demand for family medicine isn't going away.

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Posted at 07:00AM Mar 13, 2017 by John Cullen, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Feb 10, 2017

Attention, Students: Six Thoughts Before Submitting Your Rank Order List

Rank order lists are due soon for those participating in the National Resident Matching Program. Stewart Decker, M.D., offers a few tips for students still pondering their options.

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Posted at 09:00AM Feb 10, 2017 by Stewart Decker, M.D. | Comments [0]

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