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Old love

I don’t remember much of what happened that day. It was busy, an overwhelming state of chaos in an already overwhelming emergency department. I was called to the trauma bay— another medical resuscitation. She was 80. She was alone. We worked on... Continue Reading →

A Photo For Your Thoughts?

Monday 3p-11p   You Always Remember Your First Code    Resident Photographer: Ted Mooncai, MD Faculty Editor: Elizabeth Mitchell, MD   What do you think about these photos? Share your thoughts with us below.

First Impressions

By: Madeline Brockberg, MD In my eight short weeks as an intern, I have gotten very used to the fact that I will not just be frequently wrong, but I will be spectacularly and imaginatively wrong.  Recently, I met two... Continue Reading →

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 →

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