Another New World

Not a ton of new things have happened between my last post and now, so I’ll keep this post relatively short. At least I’ll try to…..those of you who have been following me for some time now already know that I have a tendency of getting carried away in my posts lol. I spent the […]

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The Eve Of Dawn

As we all know, this past week has been nothing short of WILD for our country. To start off, we were gifted with a new president who will lead our country out of the nightmare that we have been suffering in for the past four years! Not only that, we were also gifted with a […]

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The Miracle Of Life

After 14 PICU day shifts, 7 PICU night shifts, 10 NICU day shifts, and 12 NICU night shifts, I’ve FINALLY arrived on the other side of my two month long ICU stretch!! I’M ALIVE Y’ALL!!! Like I said in my last post, doing two back-to-back ICU rotations is quite exhausting. Working 43 intensive care shifts […]

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The Anguish of Death

Nothing can truly prepare you for the death of a child. Nothing. When I decided to go into the field of pediatrics, I knew that the vast majority of the patient population I served were likely to survive the ailments that came their way, mainly because the bodies of young people are simply more resilient […]

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Critical Opportunities

In the time between my last post and now, I’ve worked four night shifts and five day shifts in the PICU, worked a few continuity clinic shifts, helped launch a noon conference series focused on ending medical bias and racism by advocating for change and equity (E.M.B.R.A.C.E.), launched a voter registration drive in my continuity […]

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Visions Of The Future

It has only been about a week since I started my PICU rotation, yet I’ve already seen some unbelievable things and have had some unforgettable experiences. Throughout these past five days, I’ve been reminded of how resilient children are as well as how quickly devastating events can occur in someone’s life. I’ve seen the emotional […]

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Adapting To The Transition

It has now been about six weeks since I started my second year of residency. Yeah I know, time flies. I must say though, this PGY-2 life has been treating me well so far. As you may remember from my last post, I started the year on my Peds ID elective, which was a wonderful […]

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Life After Intern Year

If any of y’all just so happened to be wondering if there was any kind of magical transformation or overnight revelation between the last day of intern year and the first day of PGY-2 year (post-graduate year 2), let me go on ahead and hit you with a newsflash. There is no magical transformation. There […]

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The Impact of Self-Awareness

Just like many of y’all out there, I’ve had a lot on my mind lately. Between adjusting to pandemic life, fighting against systemic racism on a daily basis and everything in between, there is so much that I want to talk through and do to help try and make this world a better place, but […]

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The Duality of Weariness & Hope

Y’all. Life has become exhausting as of late. I’m tired of the endless murdering of innocent Black Americans by the people who are supposed to be sworn to protect us. I’m tired of the constant cycle of death, peaceful protests, injustice in the judicial system, public outrage, riots, shifting of media attention, and complacency that we […]

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