In 2013, Danette Cunningham, 47, was driving her car when she unexpectedly blacked out and crashed. She had no idea what happened, and didn’t drive for four months. After replacing her car, Danette blacked out again while driving.
Four years ago, Jose Reyes found out he had stage four kidney disease. He was put on transplant lists in Washington, D.C. and in Maryland, but as he started dialysis, his health was deteriorating. For nearly nine months, he waited.
Burnout among physicians, residents, and medical students is a growing issue, but according to Lotte N. Dyrbye, M.D., M.H.P.E., professor of medicine and of medical education at Mayo Clinic, there are things clinicians can do to achieve better well-being.
Two GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) alumni, André J. Nahmias, M.D. ’57, M.P.H., and Lieutenant General Nadja Y. West, M.D. ’88, received the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award during this year's Alumni Reunion Weekend.