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Tuesday Nov 20, 2018

Bustling Clerkship Shows Family Medicine Is Never Boring

Chandler Stisher saw the excitement of family medicine for himself in his first third-year clerkship. He writes that the primary care physician shortage could be eased if more students were exposed to the full potential of family medicine.

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Posted at 01:30PM Nov 20, 2018 by Chandler Stisher | Comments [0]

Tuesday Sep 04, 2018

Don't Forget Why You Chose Medicine in the First Place

Leonard Reeves, M.D., writes that remembering why you chose a career in medicine can be as important as how you go about pursuing that career.

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Posted at 01:05PM Sep 04, 2018 by Leonard Reeves, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Aug 13, 2018

Team-based Care Needs Greater Support

Intern John Heafner, M.D., M.P.H., writes that students and residents understand the value of learning and working in a team-based model. He says payers need to follow suit.

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Posted at 03:46PM Aug 13, 2018 by John Heafner, M.P.H. | Comments [0]

Friday Aug 03, 2018

Why Am I a Family Physician? Because FPs Are the 'Real Docs'

Why family medicine? In this Leader Voices Blog post, Leonard Reeves, M.D., makes the case for students to choose the specialty and for policymakers to invest more in it.

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Posted at 01:06PM Aug 03, 2018 by Leonard Reeves, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jun 19, 2018

Delaying Visa Approvals Would Harm Medical Training, Patients

As a new training year approaches, many international medical graduates are waiting for H1-B visa approvals. The AAFP and others have been pressing the administration to expedite the process.

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Posted at 08:49AM Jun 19, 2018 by John Cullen, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday May 29, 2018

What a Patient Taught Me About Subtleties of Communication

Recent medical school graduate John Heafner, M.D., M.P.H., writes in the Leader Voices Blog that spending a day with one chronic pain patient taught him an important lesson about communication.

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Posted at 08:42AM May 29, 2018 by John Heafner, M.P.H. | Comments [0]

Friday Mar 16, 2018

Congratulations on Your Match! Here's What to Do Next

Now that Match results are out, resident Alexa Mieses, M.D., M.P.H., offers tips to fourth-year medical students on what to do before residency orientation begins.

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Posted at 10:12AM Mar 16, 2018 by Alexa Mieses, M.D., M.P.H. | Comments [0]

Friday Mar 09, 2018

The Match Can Be Daunting; Here's How to Keep It Simple

The Match is just a week away. Fourth-year medical student John Heafner, M.P.H., offers advice for students who will be going through the process in the future.

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Posted at 11:13AM Mar 09, 2018 by John Heafner, M.P.H. | Comments [0]

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]

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