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Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil: Productivity

Call me fanatical… but is it just me, or do we find value in productivity, in the busyness of each day, in the “go go…

To Love Our Patients

It started when I was young. My Papou (“grandfather” in Greek) had died. I remember standing in a line, surrounded by people in black, in…

Why We Run

Each foot hits the ground with increasing force, stamping resilience into the rest of the body. The hot, humid air is stifling the motivation that…

Struck By Lightning

I have wrestled with this blog post for months now. After the circumstances of this past year, many have asked me to write a blogpost……

How many countries can you see in one morning?

Costa Rica. Uruguay. Cuba. Puerto Rico. Mexico. Dominican Republic. South Carolina. Colombia. Dr. López excitedly marked down the places of origin of each of the…

Cognitive Dissonance

I have grappled with this post, both with how to articulate the words and feelings I felt and still feel as well as with the…

The History Will Tell You What You Need To Know

“Take the history.” In medical school, I quickly learned this was the go-to answer that would always be right but also buy you a few…

A Letter to New M3s

Dear Rising M3s, First things first, congratulations! You have officially moved past one of the hardest experiences in medical school (the dreaded Step 1). You…

Reflecting on 2018

Starting my third year of medical school brought a mix of emotions: eagerness, nervousness and wonder. Now halfway through, my heart has been touched and…

Keep Going

Medicine is my dream.  It puts you to the test, figuratively and literally.  Being able to be in its presence is something that is earned…