On 7/14/14, Chair Frank deGruy delivered the Department’s first “State of the Department” address at our monthly meeting. He talked about our accomplishments in the clinical, educational and research arenas, as well as the department’s financial situation and what is coming up on the horizon. It’s a very exciting time to be in Family Medicine!
Click here to see the notes from the meeting.
Name: Kathryn (Katy) Boyd-Trull
Position: In Patient Chief
Who you are and what you do:
I am the lucky new inpatient director. I attend one week a month on our FMS service and get to work with the residents and other attendings on making our service the best in the hospital.
What are the three most important things you’re working on?
My first goal was for FMS to have the opportunity to see a diverse and large number of hospitalized patients. I wanted our residents to be able to work closely with these other departments to continue to grow interdepartmental relationships and knowledge.
Now that this is happening, I have goals to continue to improve education while working in the hospital. The team now participates in noon conference where many other departments come to discuss a difficult or interesting hospital patient case. I would like to continue to grow the teaching to include afternoon sessions on relevant family medicine topics. Transitions of care as patients move from one setting to another are some of the most scary times for our patients. I am working with a wonderful team to improve these transitions and we are targeting our high risk patients who have been admitted to the hospital or sadly readmitted.
At some point I would love to have a service that reaches out to these patients in a very meaningful way including personal phone calls and visits to their home.
Why do you like working for DFM?
This is easy…I LOVE THE PEOPLE HERE!
What are your passions?
Also easy: My husband and kids. It makes me smile just thinking about how lucky I am to have them in my life.
What do you do away from work?
Read. Travel. Mission work.
Favorite movie and why?
Patch Adams. Because I love people who think in a different way. I am especially fond of people who are “a-bit-off” according to normal cultural definitions.
I just started taking piano lessons and ice skating lessons.
Inigo San Millan was a recent presenter at TedX Mile High, discussing the epidemic of metabolic illnesses like diabetes. Check out his talk here.
Stephanie Sandhu, a 4th-year medical student here at the University, is one of seven scholars selected as a 2014 Piscano Scholar. She is only the 5th Colorado medical student selected since the start of the program in 1993. The scholarships, valued up to $28,000 each, are awarded to students attending U.S. medical schools who demonstrate a strong commitment to the specialty of Family Medicine. This is the highest honor Family Medicine bestows on medical students. Congrats to Stephanie!
Congratulations to Ben Miller, who welcomed his second daughter Ziah Isabelle a couple of weeks ago!
Our Color Runners had a great time last Saturday in downtown Denver! From left, Jesse Lyon, Marcy Osner, Mollie Bailey and Deanna Schroder rocked the 3.1 mile course filled with all kinds of crazy people!