The American Resident Project is a platform that enables young physician leaders to connect, share their ideas, and explore new concepts to transform the American health care system. The following are examples of their innovation.

It was 5:30 AM, and I was startled to feel the nudge of my husband’s hand on my arm while vaguely hearing the sound of my alarm going off in the background. Although I was not prepared mentally to get up for another day, I quickly jumped out of bed so as not to allow the sound to wake my sleeping daughter in the next room.
The ability to access health information via the internet is creating a generation of empowered, informed patients. While this is almost always beneficial to both patients and the patient-physician relationship, it does call for changes to traditional counseling methods.
Each day is a new day in medical discovery. We are living in a time where medicine happens so quickly it is nearly impossible to keep up with the latest discoveries.
One in 10 people on a transplant list will die before they ever have the chance to get a transplant. This translates to approximately 22 deaths each day, or almost 8,000 people each year.
The age-old saying is that ‘knowledge is power.’ But what happens when you are overwhelmed with the information you need to make a decision without the understanding of how that information fits together to answer your question?
It’s 5:50 a.m. and my alarm is buzzing. It’s been going off intermittently since 5:30 a.m. Even though I really don’t need to be out of bed until 6:00 a.m., I’ve lived with myself long enough to know my biggest vice is the snooze button. I roll out of bed and get ready for the day.