Blessings From A Distance

Hey y’all! I hope you’re continuing to stay safe and healthy in the midst of these challenging and unpredictable times! While social distancing continues to SUCK, I’ve been thoroughly impressed with just how dedicated my fellow healthcare workers are to helping combat COVID-19. Even with a pandemic staring us straight in our faces, we have […]

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An Aura of Uncertainty

We are living in some very, very, VERY strange times. I’m not going to sit here and beat a dead horse by talking in length about COVID-19, the importance of hand-washing, avoiding sick people and social distancing. You all already know all of that, and if you for whatever reason STILL don’t, here’s the link […]

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Crossing A Milestone

Y’ALL. I AM OFFICIALLY DONE WITH THE USMLE STEP EXAMS!!! It feels so good to be done with these exams once and for all. They’ve been haunting me ever since I first learned about the USMLE Step 1 exam as a brand-new, wet-behind-the-ears first-year medical student. Back then, the hardest test I had ever taken […]

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The Fire Within

Years ago at some point during my junior year of college, I posted a status on Facebook that went something like this: “Ever feel like you’re giving it your all in doing all you can and then you look around you and still feel like you’re not doing enough to get where you want to […]

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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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