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Our Experience from the frontlines of COVID-19

My husband’s first rotation was night shift on the COVID unit in July. Nothing says welcome to the first year out of medical school in internal medicine like a viral pandemic. Our closest friends and family often don’t realize the ins and outs of life of...

We Matched During COVID-19

So much of the past couple of weeks has reminded us of living overseas. I lived in Thailand when the political turmoil resulted in a sit in at the Bangkok airport, shutting down all international travel. Around 50% of Thailand’s economy depended on tourism, so...

An Answer for those Married but Single Parenting

Yesterday, while shopping at Sam’s Club the kids and I of course stopped by the pancake and syrup samples lady. It was organic syrup so I didn’t feel quite as bad allowing my children to devour…allowing myself to devour a piece. A middle aged,...

Defining the “Hard” of Medical School

On Sunday, I needed a mental and emotional break. I was done with medical school, not in the done, I graduated, but done because the demands are too hard! My daughter was taking an afternoon nap and my eight month old son was just not tired. I sat him in front of my...

Away Rotations: Weekdays Apart, Weekends Together

Two weeks of away rotations completed and two weeks to go! On July 31st, my husband, Thomas, started his third year of medical school and the first month of clinical rotations. For those who are unfamiliar with the training schedule of medical school. This is the year...