Medical School

Thank you for climbing the mountain…now please jump off.

September 23, 2010 Amy JesusMedical SchoolResidencyThe Future

I have been the queen of life plans.  All my medical school classmates went through periods of secretly hating me because I had a life plan that was scripted to the nth degree while they wandered amongst specialties .  Since I was 14 the goal was be a doctor and since I was 20 the […]

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Transition, Transitional Medicine, Total Freak Show….

May 6, 2010 Amy Disability StuffMedical SchoolThe Future

My life is in an uproar.  I am becoming a real adult and a doctor all at the same time. For the first time (because I have been here since I left home at 17) I am transferring all my medical records, finding new doctors and making sure I have all the checks in the […]

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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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Despite it all…

April 29, 2010 Amy Disability StuffMedical School

Despite your birth defect/congenital anomaly.. -we were impressed. -first you were born -then you learned how roll over and crawl (although you only combat crawled…tisk, tisk) -then wonders of wonders you learned to walk. -then you grew up wow. Despite your chronic illness -we were impressed -you got up this morning -you brushed your hair […]

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Strange Bedfellowes

April 26, 2010 Amy Medical SchoolThe FutureTRAVEL

I woke up this morning and pulled on my chacos and some leggings. Over the leggings I put my African Kanga.   I put on my Masai earrings and my special necklace made for me and given to me by a disabled woman in a small village in the valley.  Today was Global Health Day.  Every […]

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