To all about to see these letters, greetings.

So, I’m a doctor now. I’ve spent a lot of time moving towards this goal: about a third of my life spent in post graduate education moving towards getting this one piece of paper.  But, surprisingly, I spent very little of that time actually imagining what it would feel like to finally get there.  …

So, Lena Dunham got a hysterectomy: a medical opinion

So, after aimlessly browsing on the web this morning, I came across this article on The New York Times. Lena Dunham is an actress, director, show runner of Girls and a…polarizing public figure, to the day the least. I’ll start by saying I don’t have strong feelings about Dunham either way: I never watched Girls,…

New Years Resolutions

So, Happy New Year!! Gosh, 2018, can you imagine it? 2017 seemed strangely long for a year, both globally and personally, so it was both a relief and a strange sadness to see 2017 pass by.  2018 is a year of big milestones personally for me; matching to a residency (knock on wood), graduating med…

Shameless self plug ;)

So, the holiday season is coming up, and you know what makes a great gift? A scrub cap! Yes, this is the shameless self plug, roll with it 😉 Link to ETSY store But if you’re a geek, I bet I’ve got you covered! Star Wars Art Lovers Superheros Video Games Riverdale Or just a…

Halloween DIY

So, this year we got crafty for Halloween. I’ll not lie, Halloween isn’t a major holiday in our household. I don’t really do parties and I studied through the last couple, but given that I’ve been home for an OBs elective, it seemed like a good time to try out our crafting skills. Thus, I…

Post burnout thoughts

So, third year Med school kicked my a**. No use mincing words. I came out of my 5 weeks at the second hospital for Internal in a mentally and emotionally exhausted place. I was stuck in a thought spiral about getting old and dying, of loosing the people I loved to illnesses like the ones…

The Thirteen Core Commandments

So, a new crop of core clerks (third year clerks) are about to start, or perhaps have started already. And if you’re reading this post, you might be one of those clerks making the exciting and scary transition from classroom to hospital.  So, in that vein, from my jaded perspective of a CC4 (passed all…

Wellness

I’ve been in a funk, lately.  Or at least, that’s what I’ve been calling it. It’s a kinder word than ‘depression.’ Though honestly, I don’t think I meet the criteria for depression.  I just…haven’t been feeling well. Mentally well, physically well. I find myself one week away from the end of third year, and sometimes…

Dragging on

So, I’m 5 weeks away from being done with core clerkship, and I can’t decide if this year was the longest or the shortest of my life. Honestly, I think it might have been both. Because don’t get me wrong, this year has been long. Last week I was at the hospital for 85 hours….

The sick patient

Family medicine clinic is somewhat…buffering, as clerk. It’s certainly not as safe as when you are truly an inexperienced first or second year – the understood observer – but still, there is an aspect of safety to it all. The doctor takes the patients with the scary conditions; the cancer diagnosis, the manic depressive having…