Hello! I’m thrilled to accept AFP’s invitation to join Dr. Lin on this blog. I thought I’d use this first entry to share a little bit about myself and what you can expect from my posts.
For about 2 and ½ years, I’ve been blogging at The Singing Pen of Doctor Jen. Many good Family Medicine bloggers were already hard at work when I started in November of 2010, but I thought as a residency educator I might have something different to add to the mix. I did a two-year full time faculty development fellowship in Pittsburgh before starting my career. In my fellowship, I learned how to teach and create curricula, how to write and edit, and how to design and implement research. During my fellowship, I also studied for a Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH). Between my faculty development background and my MPH training, I see the world of Family Medicine with a detached eye at times.
You can expect musings from me about my experiences as a family doctor, a teacher, and even sometimes, a patient. These stories will hopefully be a backdrop for us to share the challenges and joys of day-to-day Family Medicine. You will also hear me stridently advocating for Family Medicine as the solution to many of our current healthcare woes.
I am grateful for the opportunity to share some of these thoughts with you going forward.