Editor’s Corner: Let’s Burn Bright Instead of Burnout

Editor’s Corner: Let’s Burn Bright Instead of Burnout

A Letter from our Co-Editor-In-Chief, Dr. Amber Robins: Dear Reader, This week I had a plan: I would focus on myself and what I want to do with my life. I know this is a BIG thing to do and led to lots of introspective thoughts. But I wanted to be sure that each step...

Women Doctors, Keep Your Heart Open

Women Doctors, Keep Your Heart Open

"Relax your shoulders and relax your heart. Let go and give room for the pain to pass through you. It's just energy. See it as energy and let it go."Michael Singer, author "The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself How do you handle the sad and disturbing...

Daring Greatly: Vulnerability, Courage and Shame in Medicine

Daring Greatly: Vulnerability, Courage and Shame in Medicine

In health care, we are hardwired to do all we can to minimize error and avoid failure. The journey of training and practicing medicine rests on the premise of perfection. And yet, perfectionism and shame are thought to be the two sides of the same coin. As clinicians,...

Why Doctors Should Lobby for Immigrants Seeking Asylum

Why Doctors Should Lobby for Immigrants Seeking Asylum

In about 2005 I learned that if I can properly document scars of torture for someone who is seeking asylum it greatly increases the odds of their being granted asylum.  So began my passion for human rights medicine and working to bring justice to immigrants...

Love Should Not Hurt: Break the Silence on Domestic Violence

Love Should Not Hurt: Break the Silence on Domestic Violence

Love should not hurt. Domestic violence hurts. What is domestic violence? 🖤It is not patient, it is not kind.🖤It involves envy, it involves boasting, it is prideful. 🖤It is rude, it is self-seeking, it is easily angered, it keeps a record of wrongs.🖤It delights in...

The Day I Lost My Job

The Day I Lost My Job

After graduating from my pharmacy residency program and securing a clinical pharmacist position in diabetes management, I was so excited to see what this next chapter in my professional life would bring. So, imagine my surprise when I walked into work on January 30th...

7 Tips for Budding Pediatricians

7 Tips for Budding Pediatricians

As a young girl, I loved to spend my Saturdays playing “school”. I would line my dolls and stuffed animals up on our back porch, and teach them all lessons using a play chalkboard and school supplies. I could play for hours. My mom was convinced I’d be a teacher when...

I am the Face of Burnout

I am the Face of Burnout

I am the face of early career female physician burnout. And I fought it so hard Until I realized that in order to overcome this foe, it wasn’t me that was broken. It wasn’t me that need to be fixed. It wasn’t something inherently wrong with me. I was working from a...

No More Guess Work: Gifts that Women in White Coats will Love

No More Guess Work: Gifts that Women in White Coats will Love

Not sure what to give that special lady doctor in your life? Whether she is your wife, your sister, your friend or your favorite doctor, we've got you covered with recommendations that are sure to delight her. We made a list and checked it twice (by polling members of...

Doctoring In My Sleep

Doctoring In My Sleep

We are trained to do this in our sleep.  More than ten years out from my residency graduation, I look back at my training and reflect on why exactly it was so grueling and arduous. I remember the innumerable ICU and Trauma rotations, overnight calls and night...

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