Picture from a very busy but very happy day at work yesterday. New interns. Fresh faces. Nervous dispositions. And a world of wonder guaranteed to exceed any expectations they think they have right now. Or any that we think we have right now of who they will become.
Welcome to Atlanta, doctors. We've been waiting for you. You are here.
Best. Job. Ever.
This plays on my mental iPod every single time we get new students or interns. Ha ha ha. I'm pretty sure the elder with the thug life tattoo across her belly was in front of me at the Grady curb market last week. Welcome to Atlanta, shawtie!
Honestly? I write this blog to share the human aspects of medicine + teaching + work/life balance with others and myself -- and to honor the public hospital and her patients--but never at the expense of patient privacy or dignity.
Thanks for stopping by! :)
"One writes out of one thing only--one's own experience. Everything depends of how relentlessly one forces from this experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give."
~ James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)
"Do it for the story." ~ Antoinette Nguyen, MD, MPH
Details, names, time frames, etc. are always changed to protect anonymity. This may or may not be an amalgamation of true,quasi-true, or completely fictional events. But the lessons? They are always real and never, ever fictional. Got that?