Tag: internal medicine residency

When medical training is malignant

When medical training is malignant

I was on the subway this morning, idly perusing Twitter, when a desperate tweet caught my attention: “Does anyone know who this blogger is? They sound suicidal. They need help. Please retweet.” The link was to this post by an anonymous American surgery resident. In […]

The Haunted Hospital: Tales From Residency

The Haunted Hospital: Tales From Residency

“Sometimes, late at night, you can still hear the screams of the poor souls who died a torturous death in the old ICU…” During our four years of Med/Peds training, we rotated on the medicine floors at a small religious hospital. One of our most […]

Flashbacks from Training…. Remembering The Babies

Flashbacks from Training…. Remembering The Babies

Lilah was about eight months old and essentially abandoned to the neonatal intensive care unit of the hospital where she was born, and where I trained. She had been born extremely prematurely to a mother lost to addiction and never heard from again. She had […]

How a fun little book dredged up buried memories of my intern year….

How a fun little book dredged up buried memories of my intern year….

I started this blog in… 2010? And I realize that over time, I’ve been writing less about clinical matters, and more about family matters. I hypothesize that this is because I’ve become more comfortable as a doctor, and less conflicted in my work, and thus […]