FrontCover_0815.jpgNovember/December 2015 | Volume 98 | Issue 11

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Table of Contents


ON THE COVER

Giving back
Finding the right volunteer opportunity isn’t as easy as one might think.
BY KATE LEDGER
 

FEATURE

In their backyards
How some Minnesota physicians go beyond the
clinic to make their communities better.
BY HOWARD BELL
 

CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS

Life after SGR: What’s Next for Physician Practices?
BY JANET SILVERSMITH

Vaccination Rates among Adolescents in Minnesota as Compared with the United States: Not “Above Average”
BY ROBERT M. JACOBSON, MD, BRIANNA ROGACKI, MPH, DAVID M. THOMPSON, PHD, JAMES R. ROBERTS, MD, MPH, BENYAMIN MARGOLIS, PHD, MPH, AND PAUL M. DARDEN, MD

Improving Confidence in Competencies for International Medical Trips Using a Curriculum with Simulation
BY BRANDON J. BIRCKHEAD, TREY C. MULLIKIN, ADEEL S. ZUBAIR, DEMA ALNIEMI, WALTER B. FRANZ III, MD, AND JOHN W. BACHMAN, MD

2015 American Academy of Pediatrics—Minnesota Poster Competition Winners


EDITOR'S NOTE

Why volunteer?
Tending to a full-time internal medicine practice seemed like child’s play compared with dousing the fires at my non-paying job.
BY CHARLES R. MEYER, M.D.


SHORT TAKES


The Physician Advocate

The MMA's monthly report on policy, people and politics


PERSPECTIVE

The weight of dust
A medical student discovers she needs to embrace, rather than avoid, her painful memories of Cameroon.
BY MISSY MCCOY

Infinite and singular
Re-examining life, death and the divine—and the physician’s role in all of it
BY SEAN SCHULZ, DO
 

END NOTE

There are days when I need a day
BY HOLLY BELGUM