By: Rebecca Curran, MD, PhD Minor demographic and medical details have been changed to protect patient privacy. It is my third year of medical school, my first year seeing actual patients, and I am being handed my “list” for the day. “We’re giving you Mira, a 6-year-old Serbian girl, bad cancer, kind of complicated.” “Kind … Continue reading Keeping Watch
By: Jessica Petrovich, MD I am writing this from a lakeside somewhere outside of Monticello, Utah – aka, the middle of nowhere. So far, the second year of residency has been hectic, with plenty of late night call shift emergencies and (mis)adventures navigating our awesome interns through their first tumultuous month at Salt Lake Regional Hospital. … Continue reading Lessons in Life-Long Learning
To clarify the intentionally click-bait title (and also rivetingly poetic phrase by the distinguished lyricist/rapper Big Daddy Kane): the definition of pimping in the medical field is different than the colloquial usage by artists like Jay-Z, Snoop, and Kendrick Lamar. Although most people are aware of pimping in the vernacular language (which will not be … Continue reading Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy
By: Anna Holman, MD When people ask me what I do for work and hear that I'm a family medicine resident, they often follow-up with “So, are you a doctor?” My answer is usually “Technically, yes...” I still feel a little odd introducing myself as a doctor. I can’t quite own it, despite years of working … Continue reading It’s more than luck: Learning from Imposter Syndrome
By: Lindsey Yanke, MD Before my husband and I started dating, he had decided he would never date a medical student. “Too similar,” he said. However, looking back over our time together in medical school, our two years apart while I finished medical school and he went off to residency, and our time in residency, we … Continue reading Doctoring in Parallel
By: Catherine Vanier, DO In the last year of medical school, all medical students are faced with important decisions about where they would like to complete their residency. For osteopathic students, one key element of this decision is to what extent do they want to be a minority within their program. I am an osteopathic … Continue reading How am I DO-ing in an MD Residency Program?