The Year Of The Dub

We’re almost one month into 2022 and I must say, I’ve had a pretty good start to the year thus far. At the time of my last post, I was just finishing up my six-week long inpatient rotation on a combined sub-specialty service (Cardiology/Gastroenterology) and was about ready for a nice and relaxing week-long holiday […]

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Comeback Year

What a year, what a year. I must say, even with some of the major hiccups we all experienced this year, I felt that 2021 was insanely better than 2020 in SO many ways. This year yet another transformative one in both my personal and professional lives. I literally got married a few months ago…MARRIED!! […]

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Circadian Flip

You wanna know why I like night shifts in the hospital so much? I like them because the overall environment in the hospital is relatively more chill than in the daytime, you have a lot more flexibility in what you spend your time doing during your shift, you have more independence in making clinical decisions […]

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Victory Lap

Now Christel, why in the world are you talking about a victory lap when you haven’t even hit the halfway point of third year yet? Don’t you think it’s a little premature to be claiming victory over completing your residency training? 🤔 Yes, it is true that I haven’t finished residency yet and that it […]

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Blessed And Stressed

Gosh, it’s been so long since my last post…so much has happened in the time between my last post in August and now. I literally don’t even know where to begin with my updates. What I will say is that I’ve been incredibly busy these past couple of months, so busy that I really hadn’t […]

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Switching Gears

I’M REALLY GOING TO MISS ELECTIVE LIFE 😭😭😭 After my last day on my pediatric nephrology rotation tomorrow, I will be starting my third rotation of third-year in the pediatric ED. I’ll be kicking off my experience with a run of six nights in a row, which should be FUN. I actually don’t mind the […]

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Discovering My Purpose

I’m sure that I’ve said this before, but I’m going to go ahead and say it again because it’s sooo true: Elective life is the BEST life. I’ve spent the majority of this month rotating through my pediatric rheumatology elective, where I learned an incredible amount of useful information about rheumatologic conditions and how to […]

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Senior Status

Christel Wekon-Kemeni, MDPediatrics, PGY-3 I’ve typed that out a few times since transitioning from a second-year to a third-year resident last week and I’m still in awe that I’ve finally made it to this point. Like, I obviously knew that third-year was coming for some time now, but now that it’s here it’s just like…WOW. […]

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Blessings On Blessings

Y’all. Don’t EVER let me go this long without posting again. I can’t believe it has been OVER SIX WEEKS since my last post!! SIX WEEKS!! I’m ashamed of myself…that’s by far the longest I’ve gone without a post since I started this blog almost six years ago. This is how people begin to slip […]

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Growth Spurts

To be honest I don’t really have much to update you all about, other than the fact that I’ve spent the past few weeks working night shifts like a madman. I swear, my nickname should have been Dr. Night Owl or Dr. Batman, or some other nighttime-friendly name. It was wild how many nights I […]

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