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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The Insidiousness of Burnout

Yeah I know, it’s been a while since my last post. To be honest, other than switching from my NICU rotation to my current general pediatrics/nephrology/endocrinology inpatient rotation, not much has changed in the time between my last post and now. We are all still practicing a whole lot of physical distancing in the midst […]

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Working In A Smaller World

If there’s one thing that the Neonatal ICU has been good at, it’s keeping my mind from dwelling on the pandemic. I’ve just been so busy these past couple of weeks while working my daily 12-13 hour shifts in the NICU. The days are long and usually leave me exhausted by the time I get […]

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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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