June 22nd 2023
What can you do to ensure your family is financially secure while still spending some of your hard-earned money?
March 17th 2023
"Organized medicine and specialty organizations are key pillars of support for individual physicians that provide opportunities to advocate for more funding and resources for the medical system and education."
August 2nd 2022
Medical students are just now starting their yellow brick road journey…
February 11th 2021
The authors explore the impact of structural racism on psychiatry trainees and the patients they care for (and what can be done about it).
February 9th 2021
Series Editor, Frank A. Clark, MD, introduces the Black History Month series by talking about his greatest mentor when so few were available.
A Resident’s Journey Into Conceptual and Critical Psychiatry
It is time for psychiatrists to tackle the toughest philosophical questions in their field.
The Cost of Silence on Racism: A Dialogue
An early career psychiatrist and resident psychiatrist reflect on their racialized experiences in predominantly white spaces and the impact on their lives.
10 Meditations on Succeeding—and Flourishing
If we fail to cultivate and exercise virtues such as wisdom, curiosity, intellect, aesthetic sensitivity, compassion, empathy, and generosity, we fail to exemplify human flourishing.
Erikson Stages of Psychiatry Residency
A lighthearted exploration of Erikson’s stages through residency training.
Gender Inequality in Medicine: Too Much Evidence to Ignore
In psychiatry, as in every field of medicine, there is still gender disparity in salary and promotion.
The Freedom in Accepting Our Limits
A psychiatrist realizes he is completely powerless against his patient's opiate addiction.
An Expectation to Heal
In a tale of two cases, the author comes to realize he is but one agent of change in the lives of his patients.
Healthy Beginnings for a New Psychiatrist
During the first year of her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship, this psychiatrist received an invaluable lesson regarding the importance of “treating the whole patient” in this case, a 16-year-old patient who is pregnant.
Life as a Demon in Exile: What Marc Maron Taught Me About Addiction
If you could talk to a clinician-in-training about how they can better help people suffering from addiction, what would you say? A Q&A between Arjune Rama, MD, and comic Marc Maron.
How Clean Underwear Saved a Life
What if someone with “prescriptive privileges” looked at superficial symptoms only, and ordered antipsychotics without considering the bigger picture?
The Paradox of Choice: When More Medications Mean Less Treatment
Two problems persist in the treatment of severe mental illness that constitute a barrier to effective patient-centered care: excessive reliance on a limited number of antipsychotic medications at the expense of other effective treatments, and the underutilization of other evidence-based treatment options.
Letter to a Young Psychiatrist
Psychiatry is a profession that deeply needs honest workers who are willing to seek a knowing ignorance, to be dissatisfied, and to refuse to conform-doing so in the interest of the truth and of the profession, seeing both as inseparable.
Twenty Meditations For Residents
Father and son psychiatrists offer the following advice, in the Oslerian spirit of honoring and guiding trainees-today’s psychiatric residents-who will become tomorrow’s psychiatric leaders.
The Journey of the Locum Tenens
There are no books written by, or even about, locum tenens psychiatrists. Why is that? Why is their story-the story of psychiatrists who "hold a place," participate a bit, and then move on-not shared? Is there nothing in their experience worth sharing?
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