The Faces I Can’t Forget

Prosopagnosia, is the medical term for “face blindness” or the inability to recognize faces. I often joke I suffer from face blindness as I struggle to find family members in the airport or friends in public places. I frequently introduce myself to classmates and attending physicians I have already worked with because I fail to … More The Faces I Can’t Forget

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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Lipoprotein A: What is it? Why does it matter?

If you’re a fan of the Biggest Loser you might be surprised to hear that fitness guru Bob Harper had a heart attack a few weeks ago.

Harper revealed yesterday on the Dr. Oz Show he has elevated lipoprotein A (Lp(a)) This peaked my interest because I too have elevated Lp(a). Despite being in medical school I had heard very little about Lp(a) until I began researching it.

Read on to learn more about Lp(a) and why it is so important for heart health. ❤️ … More Lipoprotein A: What is it? Why does it matter?

Setting up Non-ADT Rotations and my experience at WPAFB

Pediatric Clerkship at WPAFB I just recently completed my pediatric clerkship at Wright Patterson AFB and I thought I’d take a moment to discuss my experience with you. I should preface this by saying I am very fortunate that my medical school is very lenient with their military students when it comes to rotating at … More Setting up Non-ADT Rotations and my experience at WPAFB

Should I take USMLE Step 1?

What is the USMLE? COMLEX? All United States medical students are required to pass a three-step examination for medical licensure. Allopathic (MD) students are required to take the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) whereas Osteopathic (DO) students are required to take the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX). The purpose of these exams is … More Should I take USMLE Step 1?