ZDoggMD and Vituity’s Dr. Alicia Kurtz Talk about Physician Resiliency Through Storytelling
Alicia Mikolaycik Kurtz, MD, completed her emergency medicine residency at UCSF Fresno in central California, where she and her co-chiefs started Real Talk — a storytelling experience that allows providers the opportunity to process the more human aspects of working in healthcare. Since then, she has traveled around the country training groups to use Real Talk to improve the provider experience at their sites. Dr. Kurtz has robust leadership experience, including serving on the board of directors and as President of the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association (EMRA) from 2015–2018. She also completed Vituity’s Administrative Fellowship from 2017–2018. Dr. Kurtz currently serves as assistant medical director in the emergency department at Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Sacramento. Outside of medicine, she loves travel adventures; trying new things; her amazingly supportive partner, Marco; yoga; and all things Trader Joe’s.
Watch this special video episode of the Real Talk podcast on ZDoggMD, demonstrating how sharing personal stories from the frontlines of medicine leads to improved provider health and wellness.
Thanks to the team at ZDoggMD for helping us tell this important story!