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Promoting Resilience in Medicine: The Effects of a Mind–Body Medicine Elective to Improve Medical Student Well-being

Poor mental health is common among medical students. In response, some medical schools have implemented wellness interventions. The University of Florida College of Medicine recently introduced a mind-body medicine elective, Promoting Resilience in Medicine (PRIMe), based on the Georgetown University School of Medicine course. PRIMe teaches meditation techniques including mindfulness,…

Identifying Solutions to Ambulatory Faculty Recruitment, Retention, and Remuneration in Graduate Medical Education: An AAIM Position Paper

With implementation of the Affordable Care Act and core requirements from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, directors of graduate medical education (GME) programs must create robust ambulatory teaching environments for residents. Success requires effective recruitment, remuneration, and retention of high-quality ambulatory faculty. The recent AAIM Perspectives…

Palliative Care Scorecard: An Update for the Outpatient Setting

The impact of palliative care (PC) has long been known to improve patient and provider satisfaction, quality of life, symptoms, and end-of-life outcomes.1,2 Literature also demonstrates that inpatient PC significantly decreases acute care hospitalizations and readmissions, emergency department and urgent care visits, deaths…

The Bucket List

A recently published article highlighted using “the bucket list” as a simple framework to engage patients about their health care decision making and its potential impact on the patient’s life goals.1 This week I was consulted to see a patient who declined stem cell transplantation for leukemia,…

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…