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New Ontology

After a week or so of orientations and Neurology crash courses, disorienting orientations, collecting badges to four different hospitals, and panicked texts to our chief residents, Adam and I started our lives as Neurology residents…Continue readingNew Ontology

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An End and A Beginning

One week ago, I walked away from my last ever ED shift, and with it, my time as a Pediatrics resident. From here onward, I’m exclusively a Neurology resident: No more well child checks, runny…Continue readingAn End and A Beginning

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Burnout

There is a tiredness that seeps into the soul. Not a lack of sleep or some physical exhaustion; No, this weariness originates in the mind, From which it stretches forth, Penetrating the deepest recesses of…Continue readingBurnout

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Incision and Drainage

Descriptions within not recommended for sensitive stomachs. Continue readingIncision and Drainage

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Life Long Reads

Change of Shift

Some changes may have occurred in two years. Continue readingChange of Shift

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Life Short Reads

A Spoonful of Sugar

A toddler admitted for poor feeding sits cross-legged on the hospital bed, clutching a takeout soup container in their feet. My first thought is that the periorbital edema has significantly improved after diuresis, but my…Continue readingA Spoonful of Sugar

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Life Short Reads

Nights for Days

Night shifts generate strong opinions: are they desirable or miserable, easier or more difficult? Regardless, residency has a fair number of them, and unlike our colleagues we don’t get paid any extra. Personally I don’t…Continue readingNights for Days

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Life Long Reads

How I’m Spending the Next-Next Decade

Mark recently remarked that it has been about…oh, hey, a decade…since I last attempted to lead my family and friends through the masochistic labyrinth of my poor life choices. Having now reached the “Post-Graduate” heading…Continue readingHow I’m Spending the Next-Next Decade