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...

Editor’s Corner: Everything is Negotiable

Editor’s Corner: Everything is Negotiable

A letter from our Co-Editor-In-Chief, Dr. Archana Shrestha  Dear Reader, I wanted to share with you some of my biggest takeaways from last month's Women in White Coats Doctors' Lounge talk by contract's expert Dr. Bonnie Mason. She shared the "Top 5 Contract Mistakes...

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...

Bye Bye Mommy Guilt, Hello Self-Care

Bye Bye Mommy Guilt, Hello Self-Care

I took a ballet class this week! It may sound crazy to some people, and may not sound like a big deal to others, but I’ve been really excited about it! Since I was 5 years old, I’ve loved to dance. I was never a professional dancer, but I did ballet, jazz, and modern...

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...

Should We Call Our Patients “Customers?”

Should We Call Our Patients “Customers?”

I know an emergency physician who calls his patients “customers.” Every time I hear him do so, I sort of cringe inside. I have yet to ask him why he says it. He does so sometimes in a joking manner but other times says it so matter-of-fact. But he does so rather...

Family Size and Tabboo Questions

Family Size and Tabboo Questions

“Are you done?” When I got this seemingly innocuous question at a recent holiday party, time seemed to freeze. After muttering a slow but convincing “Yes, we’re done,” the new mom who asked went on to explain how she thought I might be “trying for four or five,” since...

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