The Anguish of Death

Nothing can truly prepare you for the death of a child. Nothing. When I decided to go into the field of pediatrics, I knew that the vast majority of the patient population I served were likely to survive the ailments that came their way, mainly because the bodies of young people are simply more resilient […]

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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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Golden Opportunities

With my time in the NICU having now come to an end, I am now one less block away from finally receiving my M.D. in May! My next rotation will be on the Hematology/Oncology service, where I’ll be completing my first Acting Internship (AI). For those of you not familiar with the concept of an […]

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Chills.

It’s been one hell of a week. All within these past seven days, I’ve felt the emotions of happiness, gratitude, anger, fear, hope, love, sorrow, excitement, frustration and thrill. In this short amount of time, I’ve gone from running the usual errands in my program to learning that we now live alongside Pokemon to witnessing the […]

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