by Tory Toles, MD Beep. Beep. Beep. Muffled voices, shuffling feet. Smell of chlorhexidine. I never expected the anxiety, the growing panic and shudder that couldn’t be stifled, all because of a cough. Cough. Cough. Cough. The ragged breathing, the machines beeping against stiff lungs. Are we really not over this? Every time I walk … More COVID-19

Vision, Mission, and Other Career Musings

by Emily Wolfenden, MD In medicine, we are perpetually looking forward, always planning our next moves. We are constantly asked, “what do you want to do?” which actually means “what exact job would you like to have when you are 50?” As a dutiful medical student on the interview trail-turned-dutiful resident, I have this answer … More Vision, Mission, and Other Career Musings

The Training of the 21st Century Physician

by Blake McConnell, MD At the beginning of medical school, I remember thinking four years was such a long time. After all the rigorous pre-medical schooling, gathering clinical experience, and–for many of us–working a job, getting into medical school felt like reaching the summit. With steep acceptance rates per year, getting that acceptance letter felt … More The Training of the 21st Century Physician

Changing Seasons

by Lisa Weaver, MD Fall has always been my favorite season. I love the sunny days and cool evenings, the colorful leaves, the scarves and sweaters. As the air grows cooler and the days grow shorter, I have more gratitude for the time that I am able to spend outside. As I begin my last … More Changing Seasons