Welcome to the Wards

Welcome to your third year of medical school! This year brings a whole new, memorable, rewarding, and challenging journey that is completely unlike the last two years of medical school. Hopefully, you’ve made it through the boards with all fingers and toes still attached and you’ve had a chance to recover and get revved up […]

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Never thought it would be me…

I recently moved and in the process came across a letter I wrote in high school to my future self explaining what my life would be like. I was to be the stereotypical suburban career woman. Four kids, a minivan, an engineer husband, a career as a doctor, and a second job playing chauffeur for all […]

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One thing I wish I knew…

I recently was asked what do I wish I knew prior to entering medical school or as a first year medical student. I wish I had known how much my priorities would be challenged. I remember sitting at my white coat ceremony and the second year class president giving a speech saying we were going […]

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Room 1219

I will never forget the man who lay in room 1219. I met him in the emergency room on a Friday evening to admit him for severe anemia and he was not excited to see or talk to a medical student. After introducing myself, he said “I’m sorry, it’s nothing personal, but you are just […]

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