Exploring Work That Scratches the Soul: Reflection on a Rural Health Independent Study

September 23rd, 2021

By: Emma Hartswick


When my fellow Harvard Medical School classmates asked “what I was up to,” I called it my Rural Family Medicine[...]

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A Worsening Crisis: Obstetric Care in Rural America

March 25th, 2021

By: John Cullen, MD


Women are not dying because of diseases we cannot treat. They are dying because societies have yet to make the decision[...]

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Why Harvard Medical School Could Be a Perfect Place to Train Family Medicine Physicians

January 5th, 2021

By: Taylor Zabel, Kathe Miller, MD and Rebekah L. Rollston, MD, MPH


In 1965, Harvard Medical School (HMS) had a thriving Family Medicine & Primary Care Residency—a visionary program that[...]

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The Answer to Full-Spectrum Clinical Care Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic: Family Medicine

September 3rd, 2020

By: Kathe Miller, MD


Her eyes were tired but happy above her surgical mask. Her breathing was quick, as she sat with her 2-day old son[...]

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Striving for Patient Centeredness Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 5th, 2020

By: Kathe Miller, MD


I heard the commotion from my “captain’s chair,” the seat for the lead clinician at our respiratory clinic. The medical[...]

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Saving Lives Slowly

May 27th, 2020

By: Naomi Clancy, MD


Today, I am saving lives slowly. This is less satisfying than the days I am in full personal protective equipment (PPE)[...]

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Abortion During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 26th, 2020

By: April Lockley, DO and Linda Prine, MD


The 1973 Roe v. Wade United States (US) Supreme Court case resulted in the historic decision that the US Constitution[...]

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Contraception During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 21st, 2020

By: Natalie Krumdieck, MD and Honor MacNaughton, MD


We know that many barriers to accessing safe, equitable, and effective contraception exist at individual,[...]

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Reflections on COVID-19, the Climate Crisis, Environmental Justice and Health Equity

May 20th, 2020

By: Gaurab Basu, MD, MPH and María Belen Power, MPP


We are living in an unprecedented time in which an unimaginable global pandemic has upended our way of life. Our[...]

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Pediatric Health Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 19th, 2020

By: Tatiana Patsimas, MD


While knowledge of COVID-19 transmission and its clinical manifestations is rapidly expanding, many questions remain[...]

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