Avinash

2nd year Internal Medicine resident at MedStar Georgetown University & Washington Hospital Center. Interested in quality initiatives at the hand off and transition care level that help to reduce patient morbidities/mortalities and bad outcomes

Reflection of Lewis Blackman, part 2

Today was the kickoff of something I never knew I would have the opportunity to be a part of, especially when I thought about medicine as my profession. I grew up the son of a physician and heard about the culture of paternalistic medicine along with its stigma. When I discuss with him the current change and culture of what my generation wants to bring of what we discuss here, his jaw drops. He would state that’s not only something he and his colleagues would dare do, out of fear of losing their jobs, but also it wasn’t the norm or anywhere near it. I think this is something we need to make the norm. Bring patients into their care and into the fold, so we make them part of our healthcare team.

Today we watched the Lewis Blackman movie, a truly eye opening film of how the… Continue reading

Telluride Experience 2020 Dates

BRECKENRIDGE, CO:
CMF Session One*: 6/8 – 6/11
Bennathan Session Two: 6/15 – 6/18
Session Three: 6/22 – 6/25

WASHINGTON, DC/MD:
Session Four: 7/22 – 7/25

*Session exclusive to the COPIC Medical Foundation Residents.