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COVID-19 Pandemic: Staged Management of Surgical Services for Gynecology and Obstetrics

The COVID-19 pandemic has required an unprecedented global healthcare response requiring maintenance of existing hospital-based services while simultaneously preparing for high-acuity care for infected and sick individuals. Hospitals must protect patients and the diverse healthcare workforce by conserving personal protective equipment and redeployment of facility resources. While each…

Graceful Self-Promotion: The impact of a short faculty development session

Self-promotion can be challenging for physicians who are looking to advance their careers. While they want to make their successes in the workplace known, they are afraid of coming off as aggressive and turning off the people that they are trying to impress with their accomplishments. This dilemma led to…

Oath to Self-Care and Well-Being

The recent Charter on Physician Well-being calls for a partnership and commitment among medical professionals and healthcare organizations to address the epidemic of physician burnout and to promote a culture of well-being. Physicians who are well are better able to serve their patients, students, colleagues, profession, and society. Pledging a…

Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction: What Primary Care Providers Need to Know

Heart failure has a growing global impact. The incidence of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) in particular has been consistently increasing, and it will likely become the prevailing type of heart failure. Despite the growing predominance, less is known about the underlying mechanisms that contribute to HFpEF compared…

Medical Cannabis for the Primary Care Physician

Medical cannabis use is common in the United States and increasingly more socially acceptable. As more patients seek out and acquire medical cannabis, primary care physicians will be faced with a growing number of patients seeking information on the indications, efficacy, and safety of medical cannabis. We present a case…

Patients and Guns: Florida Physicians Are Not Asking.

The number of deaths from gun violence continues to increase in the United States. Despite multiple studies demonstrating that counseling patients leads to safer gun storage, it is not routinely practiced by physicians. There are multiple barriers to discussing firearms with patients. A barrier in Florida, until recently, was a…

Teaching Students How to Improve Safety and Quality in Two Children’s Hospitals: Building a Pediatric Clerkship Patient Safety and Quality Experience

This report describes a novel method to enhance medical student understanding of systems-based practice and patient safety through experiential learning, assessing the perceived value of student identified patient safety and systems vulnerabilities, and their proposed interventions at academic children’s hospitals. Genuardi, F. J., Kelly, M. N., Rosenberg, E. I.,…