Tag Archives: Medical Student

Head of the Class

It was hard to know if I belonged.  I wasn’t like the typical medical student.  I had never set out to become a doctor, it was never expected of me, and believe it or not, I kind of fell into … Continue reading

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Those who can, should teach.

I love having students.  I’ve had all kinds.  High schoolers considering a career in medicine.  Premed students applying for medical school.  PA students.  Medical students on a family medicine rotation. My partner recently asked me if I get paid to … Continue reading

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So you want to be a doctor?

Are you f^cking crazy?  Ha, ha I’m just kidding. No really, do you belong in a mental institution?  Yeah, that’s a joke, too.  My sense of humor takes some getting used to. If you like being berated, abused, overworked, under … Continue reading

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What Ever Happened to Patch Adams?

There is this unspoken line that is not supposed to be crossed when you are a doctor, not with your patients, not with the nurses, and not with your office staff.  There is this unspoken line that the doctor is … Continue reading

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I’ll Cry if I Want to

I am 98% sure that I have never told another living person the following: I cried during my medical school interview. I was nervous, but prepared. I was wearing a black power suit with a bright blue collared shirt that … Continue reading

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Death Becomes Her

The first time that I witnessed death was in a surgical suite. I was rotating with a general surgeon that told delightful stories and jokes in a charming Irish brogue. He was charismatic and funny, quick-witted and smart. By the … Continue reading

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