For Residents in Family Medicine

Author Archives: Pixie Sanders

How To: Do a Patient Focused Pap Smear

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I want YOU to be able to provide a pelvic exam or pap in a patient-centered way. Here are the tips and guidance to make this exam a positive experience for your patient.

Tips for Senior Residents

As you enter the second or third year of residency you may be wondering “How do I convince these interns I’m a senior?!” Read more…

2020 #TipsForNewDocs

Pixie’s tips for new docs, to help July 1st interns with some general advice to survive the first year of residency.

Your First Attending Job

Not sure how to start looking for your first attending job? Wondering how to do it right? Is there even a right way? Let us help.

Anti-Racism and Allyship Resources

I’ve compiled resources (thanks Twitter) to build your knowledge on how to be actively be anti-racist and be aware of the systemic racism in healthcare.

Wellness: Narrative Writing

Weekly Wellness

We’re encouraging you to write about your experiences during this Pandemic. How to get started? Join Laurel Braitman’s free ‘course’

Intern Prep Week One

Week one starts out strong with exam skills, outpatient pediatrics, OB care and ECG basics.

An FM Intern Prep Plan

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A lot of newly Matched fourth years are going through a rough time right now. This pandemic has messed up your end-of-year rotations, cancelled long-awaited graduations and done who-knows-what with plans to move to wherever your residency is. And a lot of students…

How To: Read EKGs

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We discuss a few resources to improve your EKG reading skills, from basics to daily practice.

How to: Ask Questions

How to Ask Questions

Unsure how to ask questions on the floor? Getting a lot of vague answers from senior residents or attendings? Read this post for some ideas on how to be more focused in your asking!