Harvard Medical Students

Here is a very media friendly article in the American Medical News about a new program at Harvard Medical School.  The Harvard Medical School Cambridge Integrated Clerkship at Cambridge (Mass.) Health Alliance is called a longitudinal integrated clerkship because it is “a training model that veers away from traditional clinical block rotations. Instead of studying different disciplines in chunks, students work with physicians in core specialties continuously throughout the year while simultaneously following a panel of patients representing a wide spectrum of medical conditions.”  Wow.   They are teaching how important continuity of care is and what it is like to be a family doctor.  Cool.  This should really turn their medical students on to their family medicine residency, right?  Oh, wait a minute.  That’s right.  They don’t have one.  I hate when double-standards get in the way of a good story, don’t you?

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected]