Art + Medicine: An Emmy-Winning Combo

Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians member and University of Minnesota Center for the Art of Medicine Creative Director Jon Hallberg, MD, FAAFP, received an Upper Midwest Regional Emmy for his role in the Twin Cities Public Television/University of Minnesota Medical School collaboration “Hippocrates Cafe: Reflections on the Pandemic.”

Hallberg was creator and co-host of the hour-long television program that reflected on the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic through music, art, animation, photography, story, poetry and dance.

We caught up with Hallberg to learn more about the evolution of Hippocrates Cafe, the Center for the Art of Medicine’s partnership with Twin Cities Public Television and what’s ahead.

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Point-of-Care Ultrasonography in MN

Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) has increased in popularity due to improved technology, lower costs and more portability of new handheld machines. Medical schools and family medicine residency programs are now incorporating POCUS into their training programs.

Dennis Peterson, MD, co-associate program director of the University of Minnesota CentraCare/St. Cloud Family Medicine Residency asks, how can we advance the education of practicing Minnesota family physicians who have interest in learning POCUS skills?

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