Advice for All Our New Physicians

Dr. Natasha Sriraman along with other Women in White Coats gives new interns advice about how to be successful in residency.

“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...

Med Student Memoirs: My Expectation Hangover

It was my first day of undergrad and the feeling of pride and excitement were overwhelming. I was thrilled, I was going to be the first in my family to earn a college degree. I checked my email several times a day, and being that it was the first day of college, I...

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...

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...

Feeling Like an Imposter?

Have you ever felt guilty in your successes, discounted praise, doubtful in your ability or just plain lucky but not “enough”? If you answered yes to any of these, you’ve probably experienced something called “imposter syndrome”. It’s something many of us in the...

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...

What its Like Being Married to a Black Woman Doctor

“We refuse to be what you wanted us to be;  We are what we are; That’s the way (way) it’s going to be.” –Bob Marley and the Wailers The Trials of Mia Aretha (as Witnessed by Karl) For real though.  Ordinarily I don't vent in public.  In fact, I am not...

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