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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Trusting The Process

The residency grind has gotten harder and harder. Both my resolve and my willpower were put to the test these past two weeks. No matter how upbeat and positive you are, consistently working six days a week from dawn to dusk can start to wear on you, especially when you’re putting in a high level […]

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Life On The Learning Curve

One thing about working in the inpatient setting is that it is real easy to find yourself out of the loop when it comes to current events happening in both the nation and the world, whether that be the daily news or pop culture. As a matter of fact, it’s so easy that it’s lowkey […]

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The Dawn Of A New Era

On Monday June 24th, my residency training will officially begin. Lemme say it again for the people in the back. (Mostly for myself though 😅) I AM OFFICIALLY STARTING MY RESIDENCY TRAINING THIS MONDAY!!! I’m really excited to finally start being a doctor and to practice honing my medical skills! My two-week orientation period was absolutely […]

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Christel Wekon-Kemeni, (7/8) M.D.

SEVEN SEMESTERS.  SEVEN-EIGHTHS. 87.5 %. It is nothing short of amazing that I’ve not only made it this far into my medical training, but that I’ve made it about 3.5 years into medical school without losing my overall positive and resilient mindset. What’s just as amazing to me is that I’ve ACTUALLY managed to update […]

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Workin’ Day & Night

Man, it has been a STRUGGLE trying to switch my body from my night shift schedule back to my regular daytime schedule. I finished my last night shift of the week yesterday morning and headed straight for my bed to crash, only to wake up four hours later to get ready for my flight to […]

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Growth, Control & Breaking Stereotypes.

February is already looking like its going to fly by very quick. But then again, when has time not flown by since I started medical school back in late July? It’s damn near impossible to fathom how fast I’m approaching my second year of medical school…almost nerve-wracking. I don’t feel that much different from when I […]

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Another Week. 😒

Here goes the start of ANOTHER week of fresh, brand-new material to study. SMH. Is it bad that I’m not feeling as pressed about this new section of material as I was about the material before my first exam? Like my next exam is next Friday (Oct. 2) but I’ve been pretty chill about studying and I’m just […]

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