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Medical Residency

Breaking It Down: The End of Medical Training

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

We've almost made it. Long gone are the purgatory stints of library study, slaving to solve esoteric problems relating to planks and pulleys. Innu...

The Generation Y Physician

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

We can only hope that the "giants" of medicine -- once young pioneers themselves in the face of change -- will be kind to us young physicians as we continue to define our unique identity in the face the a seemingly telescopic transformation of the field of medicine.

Declining Care From Physicians-in-Training: The Resident's Dilemma

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

If all patients had the same resolution to bypass care from physicians-in-training, how are newly-minted doctors able to sufficiently train in clinical medicine?

Dare to Be 100: MLK and Me

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 03.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Dr. King's birthday recalls the happiest year of my life, 1958 to 1959, when I was 28 years old. My family and I were in New Orleans where I began my ...

Breaking It Down: Medical Internship

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Although a vague and often confusing title to those outside of the medical field, the position of medical intern is a vital bridge from those just completing medical school to becoming well on one's way to independently practicing medicine.

Jillian Berman

Here's Why Your Doctor Typically Ignores You | Jillian Berman | Posted 10.18.2013 | Business

The phone rang at 2 a.m. A patient was sick with a sinus infection and heading to the emergency room. The doctor hung up the phone and let loose a str...

From a Young Doctor: A Tribute to Nurses

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

As we celebrate this year's Nurses Week, I am reminded of the Hippocrates saying that the goal of medicine is "to cure sometimes, to relieve often, to comfort always." This, too, I learn through daily example from the amazing nurses I work with.

Proselytizing Health While Living Off Pizza and Stress: The Resident's Hypocrisy

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Despite the difficulties of staying hale and hearty during the busiest few years of a physician's career, medical residents not only have a personal responsibility for their well-being but also an obligation to their patients to engage in the same healthy behaviors that they recommend.

Day 1 of Residency: Go

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 08.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

As this is the season for spanking-new physician trainees to flood hospitals around the U.S., I decided to chronicle my own very first 24 hours as a doctor so the reader can get a better insight into this annual event.

John Celock

Anti-Abortion Bill Jeopardizes Medical Education Program | John Celock | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics

Kansas lawmakers are rushing to save the state's OBGYN medical residency program, which is threatened by the state's sweeping anti-abortion bill. ...