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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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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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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Life On The Night Shift

You ever look back at a choice you made in the past and just simply marvel at how awesome of a decision it was? If you haven’t done this in a while (or ever, which would be just downright depressing), I want you to stop right here and take a moment to reflect on some […]

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Double Down & Level Up

Okay so I’m about a month into my residency training and do I feel any more like a doctor than the day I was officially granted my M.D.? Marginally. Do I have a long way to go until I begin to feel like an actual physician who can comfortably treat all kinds of ailments? Clearly. […]

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The “Best Start To Intern Year” Award Goes To…

I’m two weeks into my intern year and I must say, I could not have asked for a smoother transition into this new era of my life. I’m sure that I would be in the running of the “Best Start To Intern Year” Award, if such an award existed. I say that because while many […]

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