Posts Tagged ‘IHS’

Twenty-Seven Overnight Shifts: Lessons Learned from Indian Health Service Providers

Posted by • August 2nd, 2016

The morning after I arrived in New Mexico was beautiful and warm, a pleasant change from the Northeast winter. I was entering my second year of emergency ultrasound fellowship and about to teach a point-of-care ultrasound course to health care providers working for the Indian Health Service (IHS). On that first day, as my colleagues and… Read More…

Care in Crisis

Posted by • March 31st, 2016

I initially envisioned this post as an upbeat piece of advice for graduating residents who will soon go out into the world as healers.  For me, this transition was both anxiety-provoking and rewarding, so I wanted to help residents avoid the pitfalls and enjoy the pearls.  Look for that piece next month because after the… Read More…

Coming Home: Medicine from the Frontlines of Indian Country

Posted by • August 10th, 2015

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of posts by Dr. Ken Bernard on his experience with the Indian Health Service.  Boozhoo, or, “Hello.” I start in the language of my ancestors, the Anishinaabe, which means “Original People.” This summer I will be starting my career as an emergency physician and returning to… Read More…