Amazing R1 (almost R2) Elizabeth Epstein has proven herself to be a champion of wellness. She has published a review paper reframing cardiac rehab as not only a means of increasing survival rates but also improving quality of life during those years! https://rdcu.be/b4KgR
That’s not all! She has also published an article giving us all a guide on how to maintain wellness in the COVID19 era. In the articles, she compares residency training to High Intensity Interval Training, and frames wellness as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Read more here: https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/05/covid-19-as-a-threat-to-wellness.html She did this all while being an amazing co-resident and physician!
A quiet street, a closed building, an empty parking lot, a sad voice, a missed connection. Pride, anger, fear, compassion, remorse.
What will we remember from this time? How can we use language to understand this experience?
Let’s try to capture a moment together to do some directed narrative writing. Like a photograph, a short narrative tells a story in a moment’s time but leaves a lasting impression. We can’t un-see, and we can’t un-read. Let’s make something that lasts.
We’ll do a couple short writing exercises and share them with each other.
-Dena Rifkin, MD
Dr. Rifkin, our awesome nephrology attending and medical humanities expert has kindly agreed to lead us through this exercise!
Please fill out this survey so that we may figure out the best time for a Zoom event for those interested! Narrative Medicine
Residents, alumni & faculty gathered to congratulate one another on another year of patient care, learning, camaraderie and fun and to ring in the New Year at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse. Wishing you health, happiness, love and learning!!
All health system team members are invited to this end-of-year thank you event. Please join us for a complimentary meal and special gift. Please select one meal that is most convenient for your schedule.
Hillcrest/UC San Diego Medical Center:
· Tuesday, December 10 – Dinner from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Arbor Café)
· Wednesday, December 11 – Breakfast from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. (Arbor Café)
La Jolla/Thornton Pavilion in Jacobs Medical Center:
· Thursday, December 12 – Dinner from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (The Cove Café)
· Friday, December 13 – Breakfast from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. (The Cove Café)