7 ways to fight hospital micro-aggression as a woman

Sexism in medicine is alive and well, and all women doctors know this.  I belong to a group of about 70,000 physician mothers, and obviously, the diversity there is huge, but we can ALL agree on the fact that it's is tough to be a woman in medicine.  There are some major hurdles that are … Continue reading 7 ways to fight hospital micro-aggression as a woman

This is where it ends

I lost my stethoscope. I had it one moment, and the next, I didn't. I lose things all the time. In fact, I am a professional loser: as soon as I realize something is gone, I can stop in my tracks, and immediately trace it back to where I last saw it, and that way, … Continue reading This is where it ends

My vagina monologue

I really hated my OB/Gyn rotation as a medical student.  It was all women residents, and all women patients, and all women nurses, so I thought, nothing good can come of so much estrogen in one place, both flowing from the patients and oozing from the doctors and emanating from nurses.  There were a few … Continue reading My vagina monologue

What happens in residency stays in residency

Internship and residency can only fairly be described as indentured service.  You're at the mercy of the hospital and the program, and your personal needs and wants when it comes to control over your life schedule and activities are second to making sure you're doing what you're supposed to do in the hospital for as … Continue reading What happens in residency stays in residency

What to expect while you’re… in med school

This title is totally tongue in cheek, in case you couldn’t tell. It’s like those books: “What to expect when you're expecting."  Because it's totally easy chop chop to cleanly categorize and itemize things you can expect from pregnancy in 1000 cute words or less. Well, medical school is definitely not cuteness, and definitely cannot … Continue reading What to expect while you’re… in med school

How did I get here?

Would anyone like to be enlightened as to the process of becoming a doctor?  I know that currently, we are the media's and public opinion's most darling scapegoats, along with Obama (eyeroll!), but in reality, we're people who have put themselves through hell and high water for the privilege of being able to accept the … Continue reading How did I get here?