Today is the start of my ongoing desire to a write blog post on each of my publications. I plan to keep a consistent format to make this easy to read; the idea is to provide an overview of the paper so you can know if you want to read more. I will start with … More Paper Preview: Consequences of Heroin Use
There are many aspects of transitioning from a full-time job to medical school that I thought would be difficult. Going from earning money for working all day to spending money in order to work all day was a big one. There is also a significant difference in time management: as someone with a full-time job, … More Medical School Transition – An Unexpected Difficulty
It is no secret that the mental health of those in the health professions is alarmingly low. Many doctors struggle with mental illness, including depression, addiction, and suicidal ideation. This is no surprise; health professionals see people at their worst: they watch children die, they wait in fear of lawsuits, and they are human and … More Why Don’t We Take Better Care of Our Health Professionals?
As many people reading this know, I am in my first year of medical school and there is one thing I have heard consistently from those in the year above me: “If you think it’s hard now, just wait until next year”. I was not surprised by those comments, having heard similar ones when applying: “I’ve … More Does It Really Only Get Worse?
For the past couple of months I have had this feeling that I’m supposed to pay attention to something. It has been one of those situations where someone mentions something once and all of a sudden I am seeing articles about it everywhere, and it seems to have suddenly become a major topic. The reality … More Impostor Syndrome: Learning to Overcome Myself