Reframing Mental Health Awareness Month

By Lanie Fercilien, PA-C Happy Mental Health Awareness Month! But wait… is it really happy? What does mental health awareness truly mean? I’ve always struggled with the idea of dedicating a single month to a specific cause. While it’s important

Depression in a Primary Care Setting

By Tim Dolan PA-C The United States continues to struggle to provide mental health care to our citizens. The burden of mental health often falls onto emergency rooms, EMT’s and police services. Our responsibility, as primary care providers, is to

Coming Home: A two-part letter to high-achieving healthcare professionals in the midst of burnout

By Amber Pena Posey “Peace is not the absence of chaos or conflict, but rather finding yourself in the midst of that chaos and remaining calm in your heart.” ― John Mroz When I first entered the field, I naively

My Concern for the Rise of COVID-19 in the Hispanic Population

By Ingrid Pinzon, MD FACP As a Hispanic doctor, born in Colombia, I am concerned about the rise in COVID-19 cases in the Hispanic population. I think that one of the most important factors is the lack of education. Patients

The Coronavirus Task Force — Where Did it Go?

By Harris Cohen, MD The United States continues to be a standout on the world stage, but not in a positive way. For a country with tremendous wealth, intelligence, and resources, our coronavirus response has been embarrassing at best, abysmal

Women in Medicine: Challenges to Develop Career in Bench to Bedside

By Nowreen Haq, MD Over the last decade, professional communities as well as institutional healthcare policy makers have turned their attention to ensure professional development in early and mid-career female physicians. Through various skill building programs for effective work life

The Future of Healthcare Is Female

By Yvonne Hawkins, MD There is a healthcare revolution brewing, and females are at the forefront. Let me begin by saying that this is not a feminist diatribe of the appalling inequality we are subjected to in our professional settings.

Why I Left Clinical Medicine

By Dana Corriel, MD After 10 years in practice, I recently left clinical medicine. Why, you ask? While there are many reasons, here are just a few: 1. Legalities – This one’s a biggie. Many of us are paralyzed with

From Observer to Influencer: The Power of #MedTwitter

By Jessica Gold, MD MS When someone first suggested I break away from my private twitter and make a professional account, my thoughts went something like this: But, I am already doing things that are outside traditional academia, do I

The Truth About Work Life Balance and Finding Joy in Medicine

By Nadia Sabri, MD We want to do it all: work, play, parent, live an amazing life. As long as we stay balanced, we can keep adding more things and all is good, right? This approach drives us to multitask