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August 25th, 2015

Motivations of a Doctor in Training

Ahmad Yousaf, MD

As my co-chiefs and I try to figure out how to best serve our residents and deliver a worthwhile education to them, I have begun contemplating what it is that really motivates doctors in training. What is the driving force behind a resident striving to be a more knowledgeable clinician? How do we convince them […]


July 31st, 2015

Do I Want My Daughter to Be a Doctor?

Raktim Ghosh, MD

It was not a very typical Saturday morning in Cleveland, at least not to us. My soon to be 1-year-old daughter woke up with surprise in her big doe eyes. That’s right… she woke up not in her nanny’s lap or in her crib, but in between both of her parents who were still sleeping. This was probably […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


October 6th, 2014

NEJM Journal Watch Welcomes Priya Umapathi, MD

Charleen Hamilton

The editors and staff of NEJM Journal Watch welcome Dr. Priya Umapathi as our new Chief Resident blogger. Priya will be sharing her experiences as a teacher and mentor at Rutgers.


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Raktim Ghosh, MD
Nicole Hugel, MD
Andrew Ip, MD
Gregory Shumer, MD
Ahmad Yousaf, MD

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