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Go to the Doctor, Doc! How to Navigate Getting Care as a Physician

Go to the Doctor, Doc! How to Navigate Getting Care as a Physician

As an emergency doctor, I find it hard to go to the doctor. After years of work in an emergency department, my first thought is usually this: “the symptoms I’m experiencing are probably minor.” I question whether it requires me, a doctor, to go to another...

You Don’t Have to Prove You Are a Great Doctor

You Don’t Have to Prove You Are a Great Doctor

I Finally Realized I Was a Good Doctor Do you recall your first year as an attending and what that was like? For me, it was a roller coaster ride with many ups and downs practicing as an emergency physician in a semi-rural town in Illinois. But once I found my stride...

6 Simple Ways To Teach Your Kids About Black History

6 Simple Ways To Teach Your Kids About Black History

Black History Month is upon us. Over the years, my children have been assigned a wide variety of Black History Month projects by their teachers. They have created paper collages about famous African-Americans, replicated the creations of Black inventors, and even...

Announcing Our 2022 Women in White Coats Hero of the Year!

Announcing Our 2022 Women in White Coats Hero of the Year!

Dr. Maryam Zia was voted by her peers as the 2022 Women in White Coats Hero of the Year! She was presented her award at the 2022 Women in White Coats CME Conference and Wellness Retreat and this is her beautiful and touching acceptance speech.  Good evening. Hope...

From the desk of the editor-in-chief: A Call For Action!

From the desk of the editor-in-chief: A Call For Action!

Summer is drawing to a close and everyone is preparing for school openings, fall terms in college, and a return to in-person work schedules. We should all have been vaccinated. But no, only 52.2 percent of Americans are vaccinated against Covid-19 as of August 25,...

3 Secrets to Protect Your Time as an Early Career Physician

3 Secrets to Protect Your Time as an Early Career Physician

I see you, Dr. Early Career! You worked long and hard to get here. You are an attending physician! Is this what you envisioned it would be like? You want the life you pictured it to be, you want it all! To get to that place, there are 3 key secrets to protect your...

300 Physician Suicides a Year: Our Silent Healthcare Epidemic

300 Physician Suicides a Year: Our Silent Healthcare Epidemic

Another physician suicide happened on December 27, 2021. Shock, despair, and disbelief hit me all at once when I read the Facebook post about my colleague. No, no, no!!!! Not again!! I can’t believe this happened again. I felt a huge dagger pierce my heart. I could...

How to Find Joy in Being a Doctor Mom

How to Find Joy in Being a Doctor Mom

Being a doctor mom is no easy feat. There is much to juggle, and it can be tough to find any sort of true work-life balance. There are many struggles that come with this role, but there are many more joys to being a mother in medicine.  As a pediatrician and...

URGENT: The Surprising Thing PMS is Trying to Tell Your Body

URGENT: The Surprising Thing PMS is Trying to Tell Your Body

As a woman, have you ever been asked the question “Is it that time of the month again”? It’s typically asked in a snarky, sarcastic manner, and usually comes from our partner, family members, or close friends. This euphemism actually refers to a woman being on her...

Learn 2 Ways to Reconnect with Your Body As a Woman Doctor

Learn 2 Ways to Reconnect with Your Body As a Woman Doctor

Something happens to doctors in our training process, we stop listening to our bodies. We learn how to disconnect from our bodies. I remember being a 3rd-year medical student scrubbed into an 8-hour vascular case and retracting the body cavity for the surgeon. I was...

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

“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 consistently reminded 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 one....