"At the center of medicine there is always a human relationship between a patient and a doctor."
Kathy Mullins, MD
Council - 1st Term
2023 - 2025
I sought training in the Balint method so that I could strengthen our family medicine residents’ connection with the humanity they share with their patients. The first training intensive that I attended years ago was on Long Beach Island. The experience left a lasting impact and I became captivated by the insights it offered into the doctor-patient relationship. What truly resonated with me was Balint’s emphasis on empathy and fostering meaningful connections. As I become more involved as a member of ABS committees, I hope to ensure that Balint remains an integral part of the growing diversity of healthcare professionals’ training.
In my personal life, I enjoy spending time with friends and family. When I find myself with some alone time, I am happiest gazing at tall mountains on the shore of a mountain lake with a knitting project in one hand and a craft IPA in the other.