A Sick Start

Remember that one time last month when I said I hadn’t gotten sick yet even though I was routinely surrounded by sick children in the Emergency Department? And I had called it a Christmas miracle that I had stayed healthy throughout that time? LOL. Turns out that it was just that. A Christmas miracle. 😭 […]

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An Audacious Decade

This past year has been one of the most incredible and transformative years of my life. I matched into a specialty I love at such an excellent institution. Alongside my role as the External Affairs National Committee Co-Chairperson of the SNMA, I served as an interim Regional Director for the SNMA and with some help […]

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Expecting The Unexpected

The fact that I haven’t gotten sick yet during my time in the Emergency Department has been nothing short of a Christmas miracle. *knocks on wood frantically* You wouldn’t believe how many sick children I’ve been around since I started this rotation last month. Sooooo many viral upper respiratory and gastrointestinal infections. Both strep throat […]

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Switching Back Into The Fast Lane

Wow. I almost forgot how pleasant being on vacation could be. The last time I was officially scheduled for vacation was back in early July, a couple of weeks after starting my intern year. It definitely wasn’t an ideal time for a week-long vacation, considering the fact that I had just had an extended vacation […]

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More Life II Live

The Newborn Nursery has GOT to be the happiest place in the hospital by far. After having spent the past three weeks rotating through this service, I’m fully convinced that just about everyone here is relatively happier than anyone else in any other area of the hospital. Like, how can you beat the emotions that […]

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Stuck In The Grind

Tell me why I woke up this morning at 7:45 AM bright-eyed & well-rested, ready to take on my day and filled with joy that I got to “sleep in” for a few hours after working in the hospital for ten days straight. Like, WHAT IS MY LIFE?? I’ve just come to accept the fact […]

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The Marathon Continues

I’m about to tell you something that you may be really shocked to hear. Or at least as somewhat as shocked as I was when I realized it last week. I’M A QUARTER OF THE WAY THROUGH MY INTERN YEAR. I couldn’t believe it when someone mentioned it to me. Like, I really have already […]

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Trusting The Process

The residency grind has gotten harder and harder. Both my resolve and my willpower were put to the test these past two weeks. No matter how upbeat and positive you are, consistently working six days a week from dawn to dusk can start to wear on you, especially when you’re putting in a high level […]

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Life On The Learning Curve

One thing about working in the inpatient setting is that it is real easy to find yourself out of the loop when it comes to current events happening in both the nation and the world, whether that be the daily news or pop culture. As a matter of fact, it’s so easy that it’s lowkey […]

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You Can Call Me “Dr. Dub”

“Hey! How are you today? My name is Dr. Wekon-Kemeni, but you can call me Dr. Dub for short because it’s much easier to say and remember!” This is how I’ve been greeting the vast majority of my patients and their families in my continuity clinic these past couple of weeks, and it has been […]

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