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All Over Again

Ten years ago I arrived in Loma Linda, California and attempted to meet the three other naïve souls in my MD/PhD program, only to discover every last one of them was cool enough to have…Continue readingAll Over Again

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Collage

I collected the invitations To events I had missed: Weddings, showers, parties All unattended, reply cards unsent. Their photos covered my wall.Continue readingCollage

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Life Long Reads

End of the End of the End

Graduation. An event that had been so far off for so long, my dazed mind refused to believe it could actually be happening. And yet, here it was, a weekend of visitors and ceremonies and…Continue readingEnd of the End of the End

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Signed, Sealed, and Delivered

A while back my school gave us a pre-graduation checklist of sorts that required students to travel around campus on a “signature scavenger hunt” so that representatives of various departments could sign a single, increasingly…Continue readingSigned, Sealed, and Delivered

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After today, the next time I round I’ll be writing orders.

Continue readingAfter today, the next time I round I’ll be writing orders.

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Please Wait, Death Is Loading

Ms. A was brought in from a nursing facility by the transport team my first week of ICU rotation. I had no idea what I was doing and my first thought was, “she looks old,…Continue readingPlease Wait, Death Is Loading

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Minor Turbulence

I’m back in Ohio, this time for ICU rotation, and the week got off to a rough start beginning with the landing. On the first day I showed up naked; that is to say, without…Continue readingMinor Turbulence

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Game. Set. Match.

Game news dominated my Facebook feed on Friday night, when, after years of  “up and coming” status, my alma mater UMBC secured a place in history by knocking out UVA in March Madness. If, like…Continue readingGame. Set. Match.