My Experience With Grief In Residency

One of the topics that I find so important these days is physician wellness. This subject is getting a lot of interest right now AND FOR GOOD REASON — every year, 300-400 physicians commit suicide. In fact, the suicide rate among male physicians is 1.41 times higher than the general male population, and among female physicians 2.27 times greater than the general female population. So yeah, physician wellness is an important topic. It is something I hope to talk about...

Weekend Recap

Happy Tuesday! I always love a long weekend, but coming back to work can always be so stressful because you have to cram 5 days worth of work into 4. Sigh. Regardless, this weekend was too much fun! We celebrated our three year anniversary with an delicious dinner at a new restaurant in town, followed by brunch with a view on Saturday morning. Don’t believe me? The plan was to go for a hike after brunch, but I was feeling...

Relationships in Residency

Thursday is my third wedding anniversary! If you are doing the math, that means the bulk of time we have been married (um, all of it) has been when while we were (slash are) residents.  There is no question, residency is hard and it can certainly take a toll on a relationship.  To top that all off, my dad was diagnosed with cancer and died shortly afterwards during my second and third year of residency, which put an additional load...

Friday Round Up

Phew, we made it to Friday! I’ve always loved reading other people’s posts linking to different things they are loving, reading, cooking, etc. and so I decided to make it a regular part of the blog as well. So without further ado: Worried about climate change? Little things can make a difference! Zanna Van Dijk, a fitness blogger from the UK, collaborated with Ryan Andrews on an article about what to eat to support the climate. This article about a life...

5 tips For Exercising On The Go

Hello! I hope everyone is having a great week! Things have been busy around here while I help my mom move.  It is a bittersweet time.  I am saying goodbye to my childhood home, but it is time for my mom to move on. Anyways, today I wanted to talk about fitness and exercise when you are busy. A lot of my co-residents and friends would always ask me how I was able to fit in exercise as a resident...

The best books for OB/GYN residents

Having just recently completed my OBGYN residency, I thought I would share a few resources that I found particularly helpful. I posted this to instagram a few weeks ago, but I figured it was worthy of a blog post. To be completely honest, these would not only be helpful for residents, but any medical students hoping to specialize in OBGYN. Every July, the most common questions new interns ask are  “what books do I need??” I can’t really speak to...

How to start running

I didn’t always used to be a runner. In fact, I hated running and would dread running in gym class. When I was a senior in high school, I joined the track team with my best friend so that we could get out of gym class and get a free period instead. We usually would spend the time jogging to her house, eating snacks, and then jogging back when the amount of time we were supposed to have been running...

Eating Healthy When You’re Busy

Eating healthy when you are busy is super challenging. It is something I am constantly struggling with and working on. Eating healthy plays an extremely important role in our health, including our mental well being.  One thing I have noticed is that whenever I am very busy I (not surprisingly) end up eating out a lot, and end up eating a lot of junk! During these times, I find myself feeling terrible. I feel bloated, my mind is foggy, and...

Why OB/GYN?

One of the first questions that I get from medical students, friends, family, even patients, is why did I pick OB/GYN? I will admit, I did not go into medical school thinking I would ever go into OB/GYN. Since I had studied human nutrition and had been active in a nutritional sciences lab in college, I was pretty certain that I wanted to become a Gastroenterologist.  The gastrointestinal tract, especially Inflammatory Bowel Disease, was fascinating to me. In fact, it...