Tag Archives: pediatrics

Everything Is (still) Illuminated

Many (too many) weeks ago I wrote about practicing yoga with my eyes closed.  About how there is more to any of us than that which meets the proverbial eye.  About the wondrous findings we discover when we journey inward.  This week … Continue reading

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This Modern Love (NaBloPoMo Day 11/30)

This week’s column in the Modern Love section of the New York Times is just lovely.  In a short video entitled Broken Heart Doctor and its companion column, Nursing a Wound in an Appropriate Setting, a New York pediatrician talks about being the healer and the … Continue reading

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The Writing Life (NaBloPoMo Day 9/30)

Well, it didn’t take long for me to fall behind on the daily writing goal.  But that’s only because I’ve been so busy collecting lovely tidbits to write about – ahem. Today I attended the annual meeting of a local … Continue reading

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Ask the right question (NaBloPoMo Day 4/30)

“Have you seen my [Nintendo] DS?” Some patients take “do you have any questions for me” very seriously when they come to clinic.  They have a list.  They take notes.  Others stare at you blankly, overwhelmed by what they have … Continue reading

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Under Armour

A few weeks ago, I bought my first ever comfy-yet-sleek-semi-fitted-always-dry-performance Under Armour sweater for those long cold nights in the Emergency Room.  Black, with holes in the sleeves for my thumbs, and my institution’s logo on the front, I had … Continue reading

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All Grown Up

Friday was my last day of school.  Ever.  Preschool: 2 years.  Kindergarten: 1 year.  Primary school: 5 years.  Middle school: 4 years.  High school: 3 years.  College: 4.5 years.  Grad school: 4 years.  Medical school: 4 years.  Friday I dressed … Continue reading

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On Call

As of last week, I am on the general pediatrics service doing an acting internship.  As a senior medical student, I get to practice being an intern in preparation for residency in a few months.  And with residency starting in … Continue reading

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Matchmaker, Matchmaker

At 12pm EST today, the National Residency Matching Program revealed partial results of the 2013 residency match.  The supercomputer freak in charge of matching applicants to residency positions had been huffing and puffing since February 20.  Today it took one last epic breath … Continue reading

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