I practiced good medicine today. It wasn’t to impress the attending. It wasn’t to give community medicine a good name. I ran around filling out Medicaid applications–for the patient. Continue reading
I have all these brothers and sisters around me. None of them ever turned to drugs. Why am I the only one who turned to drugs? Why me?
–Patient from Afternoon Clinic
“It’s PM and R,” corrected my attending.
There I stood, 1.1 weeks into my 4 week elective rotation, a bit confused. Continue reading
I bet you’re gonna go home and think about this… no seriously, I believe in the young doctors of this world. There’s no one who’s told them you can’t fix that yet. Young doctors are the ones who go on to become old doctors who fix things.
–Patient with a Perplexing Case
First day of patient interaction finally arrived. After a week of third year orientation, a week of medicine orientation, and one day of hospice orientation, I am alert and oriented x3. Seeing actual people makes all that studying worth the past two years of my life. Continue reading
Hey Bloggie Blogosphere! And hello dear reader!
It is my pleasure to introduce my residency-bound, novel-writing friend. She goes by Eniola. This past fall, her personal story of graduating medical school then writing a novel during her gap year caught my attention. I cannot tell you how much I admire her story (was hoping that she might tell you herself) and she responded thus! Continue reading
725,000 PSI and 2,200°F–the stuff it takes to make diamonds. Like some hyperbaric chamber under a blazing summer sun, med school has me squished. And I’m starting to sweat not glimmer. Continue reading