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Women in White Coats Turns ONE YEARS OLD!

Today, the Women in White Coats Blog turns ONE YEARS OLD!!!When we launched our book "The Chronicles of Women in White Coats" back in May of 2018, we knew there were many more stories to be told and that Women in White Coats was more than a book, that it was...

Putting on My First White Coat

White Coat Ceremony. This ceremony is a time of celebration that symbolizes the beginning. Many doctorate programs have white coat ceremonies which include dental and medical school. Each of these fields designate the white coat ceremony...

“Throwing My Life Away” Was the Best Decision I Ever Made

As medical students, we are trained to anticipate the next step, being a resident. As a resident, we are placed on track to know that there are offices, hospitals, clinics, etc that need us. The position is waiting; you just have to fall in line and find the right...

Physician Suicide Awareness Day

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide rates in the United States increased more than 30% from 1999 to 2017. More than half (54%) of people who died by suicide did not...

Doctor Lulu Heads to the Capitol

So, I was minding my business doing school work at home last Monday, when I looked at my phone and noticed a message on Facebook messenger from a random gentleman that I had never heard of before. He introduced himself as Dr. Wilson Lam, a member of a group of doctors...

Going Back to School for an MBA 30 Years Later

“Adult Ed is a Mother, but it’s also a Keeper!” — Dr. Lulu I recently graduated with a Master’s in Business Administration from University of Texas San Antonio ending my 27-month journey into the land of adult education. My heart is full of joy! No more staying up...

Why I Like Being a 43-old Physician

"Are you the doctor?" was the most frequently asked question I received from patients in my new practice.  The 2nd most common question was "Are you old enough to be a doctor?", followed by the rather blunt question "How old are you?" I graduated from family...

Perfection is Not Required

I remember June 20th, 2010 like it was yesterday. In the months preceding that day, overwhelm had become my new normal. I had so many hats to wear and it did not seem like I was succeeding in any of my roles. I was a wife, mother of two children ages 2 years and 7...

Thoughts of a Fat Physician

I’m fat. It’s fact. I’ve been fat for most of my life.  There really is not a time that I don’t remember being fat.  I was always heavier than girls in my classes in school. No matter how active I was I was always bigger.  As I got older my eating...

Episode #25: Dr. Narjust Duma – Being a Latina in Medicine

Dr. Narjust Duma is an Assistant Professor and Thoracic Oncologist who practices at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. She has a penchant for diversity and inclusion and is involved in work toward that end. During the episode, she shares about an...

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