While in medical school it is easy to become siloed in studying for exam after exam and lose sight of the goal we are working toward, tirelessly striving to build the intellectual foundation we will need to treat our patients. But our careers will be so much more than the individual interactions we have with our patients.
Healing Our Healers Through the Patient-Doctor Relationship: Speaker and student presentations from BRI’s 5th Annual Leadership Conference in St. Louis, MO.
Last September, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the American Academy of Private Physicians’ (AAPP) annual conference to learn about the most current state of private medicine. Many attendees at the conference were physicians looking to start their own private practice or a concierge practice, and many were looking for tips to enhance current […]
“Recently, my medical school required students to attend an afternoon of group discussion on health care policy. Insurance companies, prior authorizations, prescription drug costs, and electronic medical records were some of the topics that kept coming up throughout the afternoon. The whole sentiment of the discussion was very discouraging, and I walked away with little optimism for the state of health care in America. I even began to question if practicing medicine was really what I wanted to do with my degree.” ~Autumn Haynes, OUHCOM
On Aug. 20, thousands of people came together across the country to raise awareness of medical student and physician suicide and depression. Physicians rank among the highest in suicides; and, we lose an average of 400 medical students—roughly the size of an entire medical school—each year, to suicide. The event’s main organizer, Lacey Kohlmoos, discusses how the events went, and what other projects are in the offing.