The Dying Season

by Tory Toles, MD The Dying Season Lives…loss of life, gift of life, many nights in one life.Many nights in many lives.Heaviness.Significance.You’ve taught me more.I won’t forget.That night. One night.Many nights. Winter, the dying season. I heard a colleague refer to the winter months as the dying season and yes, as a resident covering the … More The Dying Season

Representation Matters

by Stephanie Rolon-Rodriguez, MD “Dr. Rolon-Rodriguez.” The sound of it still startles me. Maybe it’s be the excitement of finally finishing medical school, or the butterflies that arise in my stomach with the responsibility that comes along with the title. You see, I am the first person to pursue a career in medicine in my … More Representation Matters

Tender Points Review

by Britt Hultgren, MD The following is an excerpt from Dr. Hultgren’s review of Tender Points, a personal account of life with Fibromyalgia. The book was published by Timeless Infinite Light in 2015. Dr. Hultgren’s full review of Tender Points can be found at Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine. The author deftly uses form … More Tender Points Review

Becoming an Expert

by Jared B. Smith, MD In many trades and skills the difference between a beginner and expert is often in the details. For example, I am an avid golfer and the difference between having the golf ball go exactly where I aim and splashing it in the pond is a matter of inches in how … More Becoming an Expert