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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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Poverty Part I:How Did we Get Here?

August 8, 2012 Amy Disability StuffJesusMissionsRomaniaThe FutureTRAVEL

I am reading several excellent books on Poverty as part of my employment journey (This is something I have wanted to do for a while!).  Part of the one book involves a lot of reflection and some of it I am going to post. The book argues that good intentions are not enough and that […]

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Post Residency Bucket List

May 1, 2012 Amy RandomResidencyThe FutureTRAVEL

Well the ICU is mostly what I expected.  I think my biggest problem in medicine is I am just over doing things I do not find super educational (there is learning to be had in the ICU but its hard to do when your role is to do paperwork and field pages for flush orders) […]

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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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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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