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ON THE COVER
Finding the right volunteer opportunity
isn’t as easy as one might think. | BY KATE LEDGER
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
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.
Improving Confidence in Competencies for
International Medical Trips Using a Curriculum
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
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
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.
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There are days when I need a day
BY HOLLY BELGUM