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Peace and Pediatrics

January 7, 2012 Amy ChildrenGeneralResidencyThe FutureTRAVEL

My intern on nights with me this past week was a south spoken Syrian.  He spent two years working to get a visa to come and study pediatrics here. He wants to be a pediatric cardiologist. He will be one of the only in the entire nation and even surrounding nations when he goes home. […]

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Trasition Saga Part II

July 26, 2011 Amy General

SO I called my PMD (a real one who is not a geneticist, does Pap Smears and make me feel not like a pariah) and while I am waiting for her to call me back. One of my classmates over hears me talking in the house staff lounge and suggests PMR (Physical Medicine and Rehab)gently […]

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Hope

July 15, 2011 Amy General

There are  147 million orphans in the world. 1 of them is an adorable Kenyan little girl named Hope. She was born and abandoned. She was a perfectly healthy term baby.  She spent two months in the Nursery while our faithful social workers tried everything they could to find a Kenyan relative or home that […]

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Complications…

June 24, 2011 Amy General

Life is so much harder sometimes than I saw it going in my head….or maybe it is how I saw it going in my head…. 6 years ago while I was in Belarus, my best friend from childhood got married against her parents’ wishes.  My family went to the wedding and my sister Victoria stood […]

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The ivory tower has a view

June 20, 2011 Amy GeneralPatient-nessRandomResidencyThe Future

Occasionally I stare down from my ivory tower of my home away from home… my premier world famous childrens hospital into the rainy streets  below and ponder the ironies of where I stand. I am among a very friendly, although intense community of young physicians who inspire me and challenge me.  They also want to […]

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