GME

Amy Zhang, MD, MBA Amy Zhang, MD, MBA (1 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Author

University of Washington School of Medicine


Amy Zhang is a resident physician in anesthesiology at the University of Washington and a board member in the Resident and Fellow Physician Union - Northwest (RFPU-NW). She is first-generation/low-income (FGLI) and graduated from Yale with joint MD and MBA degrees. Her hobbies include swimming and drawing.




Do Individuals from Low-Income Families Belong in Medicine? (Yes!)

Recently, several attending physicians sparked controversy on Twitter by implying that low-income medical students or trainees should not pursue careers in medicine. While these tweets have since been deleted, the systemic injustices that they echo still ring in the highest levels of modern medical education. As a medical trainee from an impoverished household, I have spent almost my entire post-secondary education and medical training as part of an invisible demographic.

Residency Training in the Era of COVID-19: A Program Director Weighs In

As a program director, I am worried about my trainees who are already challenged with the usual stressors of graduate medical education (GME). This new illness is threatening to upend and disrupt our program in ways that I cannot even imagine, and therefore cannot plan for.

July 1, Take 2: Navigating the Transition from Intern to Senior Resident

You could feel it in the air, in how the nurses double-checked the orders, how the attendings’ notes bloated in size, and even in how the patients, despite their general lack of knowledge towards the inner workings of the hospital, exuded mild apprehension. It was day one of the academic year, the day that the new interns — my new interns — started.

Why Being Kind Matters: Mistreatment of Residents Leads to Increased Rates of Burnout and Suicidal Ideation

Residency is a challenging time plagued by long hours, overwhelming clinical service loads, escalating documentation requirements, and inadequate resources for support. A recently published study in the New England Journal of Medicine illustrates how mistreatment in the training environment takes an additional toll on medical trainees.

Patients, Providers and the Working Class: Lessons for Health Workers from the Closing of Hahnemann Hospital

I had just started my first clerkship of third year at a nearby hospital when the news broke. Hahnemann Hospital, the main teaching hospital of my medical school, was closing. More accurately, the hedge fund manager who purchased the hospital a year earlier was filing for bankruptcy. He separated the valuable Center City real estate from the hospital itself to ensure a tidy profit for investors at the expense of patients and staff.

Yassmeen Abdel-Aty, MD Yassmeen Abdel-Aty, MD (1 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

Mayo Clinic


Dr. Yassmeen Abdel-Aty is a fourth-year Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery resident at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. She is one of three female residents in her program. She plans to pursue a career in Laryngeal Surgery. She enjoys teaching residents, medical students and PA fellows, hoping to incorporate teaching into her future practice. Her interests include international medicine, education, women in medicine and diversity & inclusion.