Hospitalists who presented RIV posters at HM15 talk about their projects. Dr. Brian Poustinchian worked on a bedside rounding study at Midwestern University in Illinois, and Dr. Jennifer Pascoe worked on a poster about patients leaving the hospital against medical advice, focusing on a case of her own at the University of Rochester.
A medical consult is an amazing way to learn. Consultation challenges us to practice our best medicine while also exposing us to innovations in other specialties. It can forge new and productive relationships with physicians from all specialties. At its best, it is the purest of medicine or, as some put it, “medicine without the… [Read More]
Presenters: Allison Ballantine and Lisa Zaoutis Physician burnout can be thought of as similar to water level in a reservoir during a drought – there is an imbalance between usage and replenishment. This leads to physician exhaustion, cynicism, and inefficiency. Burnout is a function of both the individual (younger, single, and less resilient are at… [Read More]
Presenters: Gitanjli Arora, Phuc Le, and Christiana Russ Summary: Overseas medical missions can be rewarding experiences for both trainees as part of a supervised program and attending physicians. There is substantial inequity in the global distribution of disease versus health care providers with most providers being located in developed countries and higher disease burdens in… [Read More]
It only takes one idea to help change the face of medicine and, recently, Forbes posted an article outlining a small startup pharmacy that could change the way we get our medication. Manchester, N.H.-based Pill Pack takes the whole mail-order pharmacy to a new level. Medication management can be a major issue for seniors and… [Read More]