Medical School

When there is no Home to go back to…. (Employment Journey Part II)

August 19, 2012 Amy Disability StuffgardenJesusMedical SchoolMissionsResidencyThe FutureTRAVEL

I can’t go home. because there is no home. There are moments in life where we become acutely aware of how we have grown. Like putting on those pants you wore in high school….(or the pants you wore before shiny hips), you have grown, the pants don’t cover your ankles anymore and they are uncomfortable…confining. […]

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The Brown Sandals that I immediately regretted

March 26, 2012 Amy Disability StuffMedical SchoolMy MomWeddings

My feet are funny shaped. At some point in college I participated in my first foot washing in which I found myself keenly aware that my feet were not so beautiful rather then brought the good news or not.  I knew that wasn’t the point but the human inside of me couldn’t quite get past […]

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The Dream Revisited

February 23, 2012 Amy Medical SchoolResidencyRomaniaThe Future

Publishing old saved drafts…. from July…although hauntingly still true.   Long ago and far away I spent my summers wandering the streets of Bucharest playing with street kids, finding babies in back rooms of crumbling, stifling Soviet bloc hospitals. These summers defined me and it was here the dream was born to be a really […]

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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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Going Home

October 11, 2011 Amy Disability StuffJesusMedical SchoolResidencyThe FutureTRAVEL

I gave my annual lecture at Wake Forest last week. It was a beautiful tapestry of beginnings and endings of my life. Becoming a disabled physician is one of the greatest things I have done in my life but it also was among the most painful.  Being told that you have no right to be […]

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