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July 24th, 2015

Heroes Do Exist

Ahmad Yousaf, MD

We live in a time of great cynicism and skepticism. We seem to see only the mundane and boring in even the most interesting and spectacular things.  The electrical rhythm of the heart that pulses through cardiac tissue and results in a coordinated muscle contraction that effectively ejects blood to the rest of the body […]


July 17th, 2015

Good Luck! You Will Be Great!

Nicole Hugel, MD

July 1st, the date of new beginnings in medical training. This is the day where we first get to use the title “Doctor,” start our first senior-level call, become subspecialty fellows, or finally reach the end of residency and formal clinical training. For me, July 1st marked the first day in my role as Chief Medical […]


July 10th, 2015

Transitions of Care

Andrew Ip, MD

Brief HPI: 3rd year resident, Asian-American male, from Philly, presented to Emory University as a wide-eyed intern July 2012, currently admitted to become a new Chief resident at the VA Meds: see EMR Pertinent Labs: see EMR Top Active Problems: Computer Codes – missing but awaiting IT approval Awaiting MRI of brain past 48 hrs – syncope work up […]


June 30th, 2015

The Storm Is Coming

Ahmad Yousaf, MD

The tempest approaches. July the First. The interns approach the edge of their protected nests and prepare to jump into the whirlwind of senior-hood. The responsibility of managing a team weighs them down like the gravitational force, pulling them toward the unforgiving earth. They will flap their little wings and flex their intellectual muscles frantically […]


June 3rd, 2015

Work-Life Balance for the Uninitiated

Guest Blogger

Jenna Kay, MD, is a Chief Resident at Emory University Hospital. She will be starting her cardiology fellowship in July, 2015. My daughter was born, 3 months premature, during my third year of residency. Following a harrowing 3 months in the NICU, we joyfully welcomed her home. After 8 blissful but isolating weeks, I was eager […]


April 10th, 2015

Being Taught to Be a Teacher

Guest Blogger

Guest Blogger: Jenna Kay, MD, is a Chief Resident at Emory University Hospital. She will be starting her cardiology fellowship in July, 2015. How to insert a central line had been drilled into me long before my first attempt, and I was admittedly nervous performing my first procedure as an intern. But, as a senior resident, […]


February 17th, 2015

Barriers

Priya Umapathi, M.D.

In an era of near-instantaneous transmission of data, where multi-billion dollar financial transactions are completed in the blink of an eye and where the worldwide web will answer any question in less than 0.19 seconds, communication during patient encounters remains a thorny issue.   One recent afternoon, I saw Mrs. D in the medicine clinic. She […]


December 22nd, 2014

Thinking Introspectively About the Holidays

Priya Umapathi, M.D.

In the midst of the holiday season, nestled as we are between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, I find myself in a reflective frame of mind. December marks the end of the year, and it harkens new beginnings on the horizon — and I find myself transitioning to new phases of my training. Some readers might […]


October 6th, 2014

Introducing Myself

Priya Umapathi, M.D.

Hello! I’m excited to have an opportunity to share my adventures, experiences, and opinions from chief year with you. Transitioning between life phases can be traumatic at times, but invariably bears great potential for exponential self–growth. This year, so far, has confirmed that there is indeed much growing to be done! We held a transition event […]


April 28th, 2014

Cynicism in Medicine

Akhil Narang, M.D.

“Are you more or less cynical than when you started residency?” This was the question my Program Director asked our senior internal medicine residents at a recent dinner with Dr. Bob Wachter. If you aren’t familiar with Dr. Wachter, he is widely acclaimed as the “Father of Hospital Medicine” and a renowned champion of patient […]


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