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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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Please don’t send me to suburbia I don’t have what it takes

January 2, 2011 Amy FriendsJesusMissionsThe Future

We are sitting around the table. We are all the same age. Nearly all of us have doctorate degrees or something similar. We are talking about our goals for the 1-10  years.  Everyone is buying houses and working for top positions in their field. Some of the older ones are having babies. Then the conversation […]

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Someone’s Drug Baby, Unwed mother, HIV positive, Gimptastic, Homeless, Homosexual Leper

October 10, 2010 Amy ChildrenDisability StuffFriendsJesusPatient-nessResidencyRomania

In a room full of young, enthusiastic, Christian physicians who come from all over the US (and the world!) to study here, a question is asked by the one gray aged seasoned doctor in the room: Have you ever known a patient who was healed but still sick, still dying? Everyone shifts uncomfortably. We have […]

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Homesickness

July 6, 2010 Amy FamilyFriendsResidencyThe Future

When i was a kid, my family was ridiculous…ok come to think of it we still are.  Moving was a lifestyle.  It sort of defined us.  We didn’t buy certain things because we wouldn’t be able to move them.   Or we would take great comfort that we would find that missing shirt or the remote […]

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Tribal Educaiton

May 3, 2010 Amy Disability StuffFriendsMedical School

Tonight I had one of the most moving and profound experiences of medical school. I have befriended and mentored a peer with spinal bifda who is still living in her parents basement although is at long last making real progress torward finishing school, getting a job and learning to drive. We had dinner and on […]

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