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California Wildfires Bring Out the Best in Family Medicine

The recent wildfires in California affected two family medicine residencies in Santa Rosa, one a long-established program and the other just beginning interviews for its inaugural class in 2018. Residents at the Sutter Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency program served heroically, evacuating hospital patients and caring for evacuees in shelters for many days. Family physicians continue to play a huge role in providing patient care to thousands of displaced residents, prompting reflection on the flexibility and indispensability of those trained in family medicine.

 

'It Is Time You Realize This Is Not Acceptable'

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The discussion, which took place on September 28, was facilitated by FCM PGY3, Nazneen Uddin.  Panelists included:

-Jess Ghannam, PhD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, who specializes in the impact of war on refugees and children

-Zahra Billoo, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in San Francisco

-Hatem Bazian, PhD, Editor of the Islamophobia Studies Journal and Lecturer in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley

-Suzanne Barakat, MD, PGY2 resident in FCM

Future Epidemiologists (and health care providers) at O'Connell High School Collaborate with FCM Residents!

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Family medicine residents participated as panelists for student presentations at O'Connell HS in the Mission District of San Francisco. Student teams each researched an infectious disease (Ebola, Hanta, influenza) and prepared a presentation on its history, containment strategies, symptoms and pathological processes, and community outreach plans for public health prevention. Team members adopted the perspectives of pathologists, epidemiologists, health care providers (MD/Nurse), and community health workers.