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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...

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...

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...