Graduating Into Chief Year

Chief year got very real, very fast. Soon after my last blog post, I started the first week of my second Chief rotation, which also served as my last rotation of residency. Like I said in a previous post, this rotation was designed to allow my co-chiefs and I to smoothly transition into the chief […]

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Comeback Year

What a year, what a year. I must say, even with some of the major hiccups we all experienced this year, I felt that 2021 was insanely better than 2020 in SO many ways. This year yet another transformative one in both my personal and professional lives. I literally got married a few months ago…MARRIED!! […]

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Victory Lap

Now Christel, why in the world are you talking about a victory lap when you haven’t even hit the halfway point of third year yet? Don’t you think it’s a little premature to be claiming victory over completing your residency training? 🤔 Yes, it is true that I haven’t finished residency yet and that it […]

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Senior Status

Christel Wekon-Kemeni, MDPediatrics, PGY-3 I’ve typed that out a few times since transitioning from a second-year to a third-year resident last week and I’m still in awe that I’ve finally made it to this point. Like, I obviously knew that third-year was coming for some time now, but now that it’s here it’s just like…WOW. […]

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Growth Spurts

To be honest I don’t really have much to update you all about, other than the fact that I’ve spent the past few weeks working night shifts like a madman. I swear, my nickname should have been Dr. Night Owl or Dr. Batman, or some other nighttime-friendly name. It was wild how many nights I […]

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Relaxed & Focused

I’m back to elective life and maaaannn I most definitely needed this break from the daily grind! I started my radiology elective last week and because most of it is virtual-based learning, I’ve been able to spend some more time at home than usual, which also means that I’ve been able to spend more time […]

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2020: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

THIS HAS BEEN ONE HELL OF A YEAR. Like many of you, that’s pretty much the only way I know how concisely sum up this maniacal year. The palpable hope that we all came into the new decade with very quickly devolved into widespread agony, fear and panic as we marched into the first few […]

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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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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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The Marathon Continues

I’m about to tell you something that you may be really shocked to hear. Or at least as somewhat as shocked as I was when I realized it last week. I’M A QUARTER OF THE WAY THROUGH MY INTERN YEAR. I couldn’t believe it when someone mentioned it to me. Like, I really have already […]

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