Family Medicine

Phyllis Ying, MD Phyllis Ying, MD (4 Posts)

Resident Physician Columnist

family medicine residency in the Pacific Northwest


Phyllis Ying is a first-year family medicine resident. She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and enjoys scrapbooking, reading, and running outside. She has been a part of the in-Training and in-House family for 4 years.

Family Doc Diary

Join me as I reflect on the challenges and joys of being a family medicine resident physician through the pages of my personal journal.




Skip the Jargon and Talk to Your Patient

I remember ranting to a friend one night about the terminology, lingo and semantics that run through medicine. When I started studying medicine, I found the language fascinating. Most physicians seem to appreciate the language of medicine because truly understanding it is proof that after years of studying, working, and putting nose to grindstone, you made it in to the exclusive club that utilizes this jargon.

From Volunteer to Family Physician

Sometimes, it’s difficult to recall that single defining moment or person that sends you on the path you’re meant to take in life. I was fortunate in that I found that experience halfway through my undergraduate career at the University of California, Davis. I had recently lost my grandmother — although I’d wanted to help, all I’d been able to do at the hospital was translate for her. That overwhelming sense of helplessness I felt due to my lack of medical knowledge fueled my desire to help and serve others as a physician.

Farrah Fong, DO Farrah Fong, DO (1 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson


Farrah Fong is from the San Francisco Bay Area and did her undergraduate studies at UC Davis in Exercise Biology and Music Performance (piano). She went to grad school at UMDNJ's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and currently attends medical school at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (Class of 2016). Her interests include preventive medicine, working with under-served populations, nutrition, music, lifting weights, dance, writing, and cooking. She will be completing her residency training in Family Medicine at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson in New Jersey.