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Joy in the Morning

December 1, 2011 Amy Disability StuffFamilyJesusMedical SchoolMy MomPatient-nessResidencyRomaniaThe Future

Three years ago when I was in the mist of my third year of medical school. I went through a 2 month period where I rarely slept more than a few hours at a time. It wasn’t the call schedule, it wasn’t the stress of residency applications or Step 2, it wasnt even entirely the […]

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Rites of Passage

July 7, 2011 Amy FamilyJesusResidencyTRAVEL

Last Monday night I stood in the hallway between A and B buildings on the 5th floor and pondered the end of my career as I know it… The end of intern year.  It seemed like it was supposed to be momentous as if I should stand for a moment in the gulf between the […]

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Where is my compassion?

March 7, 2011 Amy Disability StuffFamilyFriendsJesusMissionsResidencyThe FutureTRAVEL

Its 4 AM. I am so tired I can hardly move much less make a life altering decision for someone else’s baby.   I am so tired that despite my fleece, knee high socks and scrubs I am shivering. My body aches, my right hip feels like its going to burst and the muscles around the […]

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SOAPBOX

February 25, 2011 Amy ChildrenDisability StuffFamilyFriendsPatient-nessResidencyThe Future

President Obama’s budget as it stands will substantially slash pediatric graduate medical education (PEDIATRIC RESIDENCIES) and funding for all of our nation’s childrens hospitals on Sept 30. The current plan would force many smaller pediatric training programs particularly the primary care based programs to have to close their doors to new residents. Larger programs would […]

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can’t leave your roots….

December 7, 2010 Amy FamilyResidencyThe Future

So I have been blogging for about six years, seven this May.   And I have done a lot of growing up during these past years. I discovered a love for the world’s children, I discovered pediatrics, I found my independence and young womanhood away from my family, I also found my way out of the […]

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