Search

Boston City EM

Category

EMergence

Happiness Crumb

By: Allie Gips, MD  It is hot and I am tired and I am walking out of the hospital feeling angry when the man yells to me. That’s a big chip! I am eating a rice cake. It’s a rice... Continue Reading →

Move Faster

By: Eric Devries, MD “Move faster” It’s my constant inner monologue. When I was a kid I hated mowing the lawn. It wasn't the task;  it was the noise. Noise has always put me on edge. My pager has to be... Continue Reading →

Trauma 3

Photo Credit: Ben Grimmnitz, MD By: Allie Gips, MD  For ten minutes my gloved fingertips brush against the chubby fold where your leg smushes into your abdomen. For ten minutes I poke and poke at your cold skin while your body... Continue Reading →

Tuesday

By: Ellie Wallace, MD Alone. Empty room. Alarm goes off, shower, coffee, run to the bus, get to work. Sorry for the long sign-out, sorry the board is so long. Man with leg swelling, can’t afford his medications, now needs dialysis.... Continue Reading →

Life and Death

By: Elizabeth Mitchell, MD From the moment you arrive I know you are on the tightrope between life and death. Here and not I see you balanced high above me on the wire where you rock and teeter your skin... Continue Reading →

Go Left, Go Right

By: James Felman, MD I have often wondered what the Nazi doctors felt like when they donned their white coats and stood on the platform directing new arrivals at the concentration camps to life or death. How did their value... Continue Reading →

Winter 2017

By: Allie Gips, MD  Outside they are marching in pink pussy pointed caps while inside I am in my own power pantsuit: baggy unisex blue scrubs and a ponytail listening to my patient tell me that it’s not personal but... Continue Reading →

The Apology

By: Elizabeth Mitchell, MD I apologize a lot at work. "I'm sorry it took so long for you to be seen" "I'm really sorry about the hallway sir, we don't have any open rooms.” "No ma'am I don't know when they... Continue Reading →

EMergence Arts Intro

  This section of the blog is a home for everything that doesn’t fit into the typical categories of clinical pearls, cutting edge research, and traditional medical education. It is intended as a space for the world beyond the hard... Continue Reading →

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑