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Aug
29
2017

Imposter Syndrome

Imposter - Kid. Lady Bug. Doctor. Cartoon Character. Nobody knows.

I wrote this my first year out of medical school and at the time shared it on a site I was writing for. I’m re-sharing all these years later, because it’s still very applicable (both to me and others) – particularly since many of you are at the beginning of your med school or residency journey. IMPOSTER SYNDROME Occasionally I find myself in the OR standing over a patient (on a step stool, thanks to my […]

Mar
8
2017

Ob/Gyn Residency – An Update (At the End)

Well hey there, can’t believe anyone is still making it over this way. Residency is kind of time-consuming, who’da thunk it? I started this post 1.5 years ago and never finished. Awesome. Considering we’re coming up on the half-way point end of my residency experience, I figured now would be a good time for an update. Last I checked in was a year ago basically forever ago and I was learning to do LEEPs on summer […]

Mar
29
2014

Residency Work Hour Restrictions

Tired Doctor

The Grass Is Always Greener? Growing Up in the Era of Work-Hour Restrictions In 2008, the IOM study on resident work hours came out and in the years that followed the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) subsequently implemented a gamut of “recommendations.” As a medical student, I remember thinking it was a much needed change – why wouldn’t it be a good idea to improve patient safety and decrease resident fatigue? Alas, as a newly […]

Sep
17
2013

Meet Our Au Pair – Childcare in Residency, Part 1

Our Au Pair

Going to an ultrasound, peering at the inside of your own uterus broadcast on a screen, and seeing a little embryonic heart beating is equal parts exciting and terrifying. Seeing two little embryonic hearts beating, while still exciting (especially after infertility), is mostly terrifying. After we got used to the idea of two babies, two cribs, two carseats, two NICU bills, two co-pays, and two adorable little girls we started approaching the issue of two […]

Apr
24
2013

Patient Stories: Cancer & The Caregiver

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If you’ve been around here long you know that my love of social media goes beyond tweeting pictures of the most adorable twins on the planet and talking #meded with others in the healthcare world, it extends into the world of patients and their stories. Social media is fun, it’s interesting, and it’s a good way to interact, but more importantly social media is a teacher. I’ve learned more about how to be a compassionate […]

Apr
16
2013

Twin Tuesday: Breastfeeding Twins

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We’re about to get real up in here and talk about something I think is so important to talk about publicly. So, if me talking about nursing my babies ain’t your thing feel free to exit now…otherwise, prepare yourself to get a tiny bit little personal. (P.S. Mind On Medicine could be abbreviated to M.O.M. Can we all take a moment to relish how ridiculously fitting that is?) I knew when I was pregnant that I wanted […]

Mar
8
2013

Pediatrics Clerkship

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This is a clerkship I was extremely excited about, because it was a field I was seriously considering going into! In fact, up until my third year Ob/Gyn rotation I was almost positive I would be a pediatrician some day. The clerkship was a lot of fun and definitely made my decision difficult, but as you already know Ob/Gyn ended up winning my heart…but not because Pedi let me down. Pediatrics This specialty is focused […]

Feb
26
2013

Twin Tuesday – Questions People Ask Twin Moms

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From the moment you find out you’re having a baby people have questions – is it a boy or a girl, what are you naming it, how are you feeling? When they find out you’re having multiples, the questions increase exponentially by the number of babies gestating in your uterus. And, when those babies finally arrive and you take them out and about, people have even more questions! As A Twin Mom, Always Be Prepared […]

Feb
23
2013

Medicine, Marriage, Family

Elves

I remember when I was considering applying to medical school being terrified that becoming a doctor meant I’d never be able to have a family. Every Google search led to horror stories about divorce, blogs berating physicians that chose to have children, and forums full of miserable doctors. I almost chose a different career path purely out of fear. As I’ve mentioned before I strive to make this blog a balance of medicine and other […]

Feb
21
2013

What Is This “Match” Thing, Anyway?

Match

First off – I’m back from blogging maternity leave – celebration dances may commence! Oh, you thought you got rid of me because I birthed two babies at one time? Oh no, friends, it won’t be nearly that easy to get rid of me. Now, for our regularly scheduled post of insightful information. If I had a dollar for every time someone has asked me “hey you did all those interviews (while ridiculously huge and pregnant), […]

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About The Author

I'm an ObGyn. I started this blog as a medical student (some would call that doctor school) and now I'm working as an Ob/Gyn, which is seriously the coolest job ever. I'm a twin mom and recently added a baby brudder to the mix. My life story through November 2010 can be viewed here. The events in the many years following can be summed up as wedding bells, books, exams, babies, and doctoring. I started this blog in hopes of landing a role in a Lifetime movie so I could quit medicine and move to Hollywood, but that hasn't happened...so if you wouldn't take medical advice from Angelina Jolie, you shouldn't take it from me. I may not even be a real person. In fact, I'm probably a spambot. Or possibly a 15 yo boy blogging from a dingy basement. If you're really interested you can read more about me here. If you have any questions or want to guest post contact me.

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