Keenan Laraway, MD on Mentorship

I got a nice surprise yesterday. Keenan Laraway, MD is one of the internal medicine residents with whom I've worked. He said some very nice things about me on the Short Coat Podcast on April 12, 2018. He's headed to the University of Pennsylvania for a fellowship in Nephrology. Keenan has rotated through the Psychiatry … Continue reading Keenan Laraway, MD on Mentorship

Happy Father’s Day! It's Father's Day and my wife and I were sitting at our dining room table looking out the large picture window while drinking our coffee. We suddenly noticed a very curious thing. It was a large goose running down the sidewalk followed by a much smaller one which looked like it was probably a … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day!

An APA Video on the Minority Fellowship Program I am encouraged by and support any effort to promote access to mentors. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has a Minority Fellowship Program which has been around for almost 40 years. The major emphases are creating opportunities for serving minority populations through networking and mentorship. See a related post, Finding the Way North: Defining Mentorship … Continue reading An APA Video on the Minority Fellowship Program

My Top Ten List of Mentor Health

So I got this notice about another upcoming meeting of the Mentorship committee, about which I posted recently, Finding the Way North: Defining Mentorship « The Practical Psychosomaticist: James Amos, M.D. I'm staffing the Medical-Psychiatry Unit this month, so I might not have time to attend. The agenda includes coming up with a sort of elevator … Continue reading My Top Ten List of Mentor Health

Finding the Way North: Defining Mentorship

I heard a tapping on my office door one morning. I couldn't be sure if it was a knock or what so I opened it and met a man with a long white cane tapping the floor and the walls of the hallway. He was blind and appeared to be lost. I asked if I … Continue reading Finding the Way North: Defining Mentorship

The Death of Lyle

The death of Lyle happened in another life it seems so long ago now. He committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest. He didn't die immediately, as I suspect he'd hoped. He was found after what must have been a very long night of suffering. One of the last things he said was simply, "It … Continue reading The Death of Lyle