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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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In a hospital minute (NaBloPoMo Day 8/30)

A lot can happen in a hospital minute. A baby is born. A life-changing diagnosis is made. The wrong medication is sent to a patient’s room. Sometimes a minute lasts a lifetime, starring at your feet in silence when asked … Continue reading

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July Intern

On the 31st day of residency –  I think that was yesterday, although I can’t be sure, days morph into nights that morph into an artistic blur akin to a Jackson Pollock canvas. But I digress.  July 31, the last … Continue reading

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The Long View

Has it really only been two weeks since the start of residency? How quickly do we loose the bright eyes and bushy tails and only see the grind of a new job?  Too quickly alas.  And while there is welcomed … Continue reading

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The Doctor Is In

Forget the first one hundred days  and let me tell you about the first seven days.  July 1 came and went and I’m still standing.  It’s an incredible privilege to introduce yourself as a doctor, especially when you know that … Continue reading

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It seems I have reached that point in my career – my career as a professional student – where I can give advice to aspiring professional students.  I was recently asked to offer thoughts on the medical school admissions process … Continue reading

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Final Countdown

You may have noticed that there is little countdown widget on the right side of this blog’s  home page.  You may also have noticed that it’s been stuck at May 19, 2013 for 3 weeks and 1 day now.  I … 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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Come What May

In the movie Moulin Rouge by the visionary Baz Luhrmann – visionary if you discount Australia – the penniless writer Christian (Ewan McGregor) and the courtesan Satine (Nicole Kidman) fall in love to the sound of a Beatles/Phil Collins/U2/David Bowie/Dolly Parton/Elton John … Continue reading

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