Navigating and Transforming Medical Education During the Pandemic: 55-Word Stories

Jo Marie Reilly, MD, MPH

Fam Med. 2022;54(6):477-477.

DOI: 10.22454/FamMed.2022.126355

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The Box Within the Box

Mopping spilled coffee. “Hybrid” kindergarten launched.
Faculty precepting begins.
Ping. “Doesn’t want me to see her PJ’s.”
Check. “Patient’s meds refilled.”
Text. Mary’s got a home BP cuff and glucose monitor.
She’s struggling losing “the COVID 15” and her sugar’s high.
Audio? Telemedicine? In-person?
Redesigning medical education. Transformative.
Navigating the box within the box.

Transformation Through the Madness: The Family Medicine Residency of the Future

Distance learning. Asynchronous conversations.
My house. Your house. The patient’s house.
Challenging patient relationships we crave and cherish.
Adapt with grace and resilience.
Door opens. Smiles under masks.
“I’m terrified of cancer. Missed my mammogram.”
Scrambling for “prevention catch up.”
Digging deeply. Radical empathy.
Covid booster? New variants?
Transforming. Balancing.
Emerging with hope.
Navigating unevenly.

Lead Author

Jo Marie Reilly, MD, MPH

Affiliations: Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Corresponding Author

Jo Marie Reilly, MD, MPH

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