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San Diego AFP Awards Scholarships to Two Medical Students

Joebert Lopez Rosal 2021 Williams Scholarship Winner, San Diego Academy of Family Physicians  Joebert Rosal attended the University of Pennsylvania from 2014 to 2018 for his undergraduate studies, where he majored in Neuroscience and minored in Health Care Management. During his studies in Philadelphia he volunteered at Puentes de Salud, a Spanish speaking community clinic, as […]

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Virtual Interviews Through the Eyes of a 4th Year Medical Student

Blog post by Tamer Tamer, MD “Non-traditional” has been the ongoing theme for the past year. Many believe breaking tradition is the loss of culture and history, while others have taken the opportunity to be creative and lead the direction in a new path. There have been countless changes over the past several months, including: […]

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Unplugged

Blog post by Nadine Grace-Abraham, MD and Peter Abraham, MD MAS "Unprecedented times." "New normal." "Flatten the curve." "Together while apart." Approximately one year after the declaration that a novel virus had hit American shores, the possibility of returning to a life before facemasks, social distancing, unending teleconferences, and constant fear of infection seems to be […]

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Stuck Between Two Pandemics

Blog post by Karen D. Antwiler, MD I am a family medicine resident invested in improving patients’ mental health, particularly treating substance use disorder and other forms of addiction. I train in the Coachella Valley, where several areas in the high desert have recorded some of the highest rates of opioid overdose deaths in the […]

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Show and Tell: How to Talk to Your Young Athletes about Playing Sports During These COVID Times (February 2021)

Show and Tell by Susan Glockner, MD Since August, when the California Blueprint for a Safer Economy executive order began, COVID-19 restrictions have been based on the colored tier system accounting for caseloads and transmission risks by region. Now that the Regional Stay-at-Home order has been lifted, we can consider how the schools can reopen and […]

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ACEs FIT Workshops Continue to Empower

Do you have patients in your practice with intractable health problems who don’t seem to improve? Highly complex patients with multiple and debilitating challenges? It’s possible to shed new light on these patients with a better understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Trauma-Informed Care (TIC). A consensus of scientific research demonstrates that cumulative adversity, […]

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