WPAFB Top 5: Food Stops

Being in the military, moving is a frequent occurrence and I’ve often found myself in a new city not knowing anyone and not knowing where to go. I decided to create these AFB Travel Guides as a quick reference to find the places that were recommended to me, the stops I wish I had known about, and the insider tips that no one tells you! … More WPAFB Top 5: Food Stops

A Tale of Two Patients

Two patients.
Two Outcomes.
One Common Problem.

America is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. In 2015 there were more than 33,000 overdose deaths. This number rose to more than 64,000 deaths in 2016 and these numbers show no signs of slowing down. To put these numbers in perspective, more than double the number of people died by drug overdose last year than the number of people killed by gun violence.
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Imposter Syndrome

“I always knew I wanted to be a doctor.” It’s a common sentiment heard among medical students. Many of my classmates had grown up in families of doctors, and it was just expected that medical school was the next step. Unlike many of my classmates, I don’t have anyone in the medical field in my … More Imposter Syndrome

Top 10: Resources to use for Studying for USMLE Step 1

January of your second year is the ideal time to buckle down and start preparing for the boards. My biggest piece of advice I can offer is to not overwhelm yourself with too many resources. Pick a couple that work for you and stick with them. Because 10 books or study resources would be way too … More Top 10: Resources to use for Studying for USMLE Step 1

The Unmarried Doctor

With a new rotation comes lots of paperwork, getting lost in the hospital and plenty of new faces and introductions.

In recent months I have noticed when discussing my career path during these ice breaker conversations I often get questioned about my marital status. While the question seems innocent enough, I can’t help but feel that there may be some hidden bias underlying the inquiry. When I say I’m unmarried, I often get praised for putting my career first. I can’t help but notice my male colleagues personal lives are not only not questioned, but they are certainly not put in opposition with their career.

So what gives? Does being a female physician mean sacrificing a future spouse or a happy home life? 🏡
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