According to a new Mayo Clinic report, America’s doctors—especially those in primary care and emergency medicine—are experiencing increased levels of burnout. From lower-quality patient care to physician shortages, the ramifications of physician burnout have been fairly well-documented. But as Janice Lloyd of USA Today reports, we’re entering an era in which this upward trend could be particularly … [Read more...] about Preventing Physician Burnout Through ‘Good Work’?
At last year’s Schweitzer conference, Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation President George Thibault, MD spoke about shaping a more affordable, accessible, and reliable health care system through interprofessional educational interventions. “We have strong evidence that health care delivered by well-functioning teams leads to better outcomes, but we still educate our health professionals in silos,” … [Read more...] about No More Silos: Breaking Down Barriers Through Interprofessional Teamwork
Having grown up in rural Alaska—where the rate of dental decay among children is as much as 4 1/2 times greater than the national average—Patricia McClory has long been passionate about addressing oral health disparities. As a Schweitzer Fellow and a student at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, McClory—whom you may recognize from The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship’s new video, Creating Change, … [Read more...] about From Rural Alaska to Downtown Boston, Improving Children’s Oral Health: Five Questions for a Fellow with Patricia McClory
Since 1979, ASF’s Lambaréné Schweitzer Fellows Program has selected senior U.S. medical students to serve clinical rotations as junior physicians at the iconic Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, Gabon, Africa—the region’s primary source of health care since Dr. Albert Schweitzer founded it in 1913. Jan Gurley, MD is one of those Fellows. In 1986, she spent three months at the Schweitzer Hospital – … [Read more...] about “The Addictive Power of Spending One’s Days Doing Something Worthwhile”: Five Questions for a Fellow with Jan Gurley, MD
Throughout high school and college, Cristine Velazco volunteered at Children's Specialized Hospital (CSH)—a hospital in Mountainside, New Jersey that specializes in the treatment and rehabilitation of children with severe physical disabilities and illnesses (and that employs music therapy, art, and games in addition to purely clinical tactics). As a Schweitzer Fellow and a student at the … [Read more...] about For Children with Special Needs, a Chance to Connect: Five Questions for a Fellow with Cristine Velazco