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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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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