Admit, Monitor, Discharge, Repeat

Admit, Monitor, Discharge, Repeat

Every rotation of residency is a joy to me in different ways-- either relaxed enough to really soak in knowledge and move about leisurely, or be challenged, stretched, molded into a better doctor by the hour due to intensity.  I wanted to share the experience of the latter- a somewhat vulnerable display of what crosses my mind on some days.

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Snack Foods for Scrub Pockets

Snack Foods for Scrub Pockets

On the spectrum of eating healthy, I'm hovering around an 8.5/10.  I eat TONS of fruits, veggies, and good protein/healthy fats.  But working in medicine (especially with heavy hours during residency) I have to make food choices that are sometimes more practical than healthy-- and I'm totally ok with this!  I am not immune to an occasional raid of the patient pantry for cookies and juice to avoid a hypoglycemic hangry meltdown. 

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The 5 Best and Worst Parts of Working in Healthcare

The 5 Best and Worst Parts of Working in Healthcare

I got very specific questions about my views on the current state of healthcare and the direction in which it’s moving, and whether I think it’s still a field younger students should consider (spoiler alert, the answer is YES!) BUT that’s not to say I don’t have griefs with the current state of how we deliver care. 

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