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As promised, @monicatracha ‘s winning prize! Thanks for playing- keep your eyes out for the next one in a few months!! #captioncontest #webcomic #fillinthecaption #comic #newyorker #resident #intern #pgy1 #residencylife #inpatient #doctor #relatable #uchicago #womeninmedicine #blackdoctors #graphicmedicine #premed #premedmotivation #im #residency #internyear #internalmedicine #medschool #medicine #medicalschool #medlife #md

Congratulations to @monicatracha for winning the caption contest! This is something I didn’t expect to feel so strongly about before I started my intern year. We talk a lot about disease states and treatment options in medical school, and not much about navigating end of life care. And as a doctor, my proudest moments have been helping guide a family (who aren’t familiar with the medical system, and thus don’t know what coding someone means), toward choosing the most dignified death, as free from suffering as possible. . How do you guys handle end of life conversations? . . #codestatus #fullcode #dnr #endoflife #deathwithdignity #resident #intern #pgy1 #medicine #residencylife #inpatient #doctor #relatable #uchicago #pritzker #womeninmedicine #blackdoctors #graphicmedicine #premed #premedmotivation #im #residency #internyear #internalmedicine #medschool #medicine #medicalschool #medlife #md

Being funny is hard. So now it’s your turn!

IT’S A CAPTION CONTEST!!!! rules: comment your caption for either the white bubble or the green bubble! (You don’t have to specify which you’re doing) On February 10, we’ll choose the winner!

Winner gets a self portrait in the style shown in pic 3! (this would be a $100 commission!) Also, I’ll repost this comic with your caption. Also you know, fame and noteriety for being the most clever shirlywhirler

#captioncontest #webcomic #fillinthecaption #comic #newyorker #resident #intern #pgy1 #residencylife #inpatient #doctor #relatable #uchicago #womeninmedicine #blackdoctors #graphicmedicine #premed #premedmotivation #im #residency #internyear #internalmedicine #medschool #medicine #medicalschool #medlife #md

Let’s start this off with some compassion. Being sick is scary. Your body does strange things, you feel terrible, and most of the time what happened is out of your (at least immediate) control. In some countries, you stay in hospitals until you’re well! In Japan you can be hospitalized for pneumonia for two weeks! That being said…this ain’t Japan, we ain’t the holiday inn, I can’t do anything about how bad the food is, and you don’t meet inpatient criteria anymore. Go get well at home before you catch c diff 👋🏿👋🏿👋🏿 #resident #intern #pgy1 #medicine #residencylife #inpatient #doctor #relatable #uchicago #pritzker #womeninmedicine #blackdoctors #graphicmedicine #premed #premedmotivation #im #residency #internyear #internalmedicine #medschool #medicine #medicalschool #medlife #md

shout-out to bae and all my friends who still come with me to med school / residency events despite knowing exactly what’s going to go down every time also for helping me maintain my sanity at the expense of ur own ilu #resident #intern #pgy1 #medicine #residencylife #inpatient #doctor #relatable #uchicago #pritzker #womeninmedicine #blackdoctors #urm #snma #nma #graphicmedicine #premed #premedmotivation #im #residency #internyear #internalmedicine #medschool #medicine #medicalschool #medlife #comics #medicalcomics

“Got a bag and fixed my teeth, hope you hoes know it ain’t cheap” - Cardi B I’ma post a real comic tomorrow but first you guys need to see this glow up #benjaminbutton #ihadtheauntiehaircut #10yearchallenge #blackdoctors

This is art about the art of medicine featuring a classic Oprah meme

#resident #intern #pgy1 #medicine #residencylife #oprahmeme #inpatient #doctor #relatable #uchicago #pritzker #womeninmedicine #blackdoctors #urm #snma #nma #graphicmedicine #premed #premedmotivation #im #residency #internyear #internalmedicine #medschool #medicine #medicalschool #medlife

First thing’s first- happy New Year, friends! 2018 was a year of change. I realized my life’s dream of becoming a doctor and started residency, which has challenged me physically, mentally and emotionally more than any other era in my life. Two of my best friends, with whom I’d made a home away from home for the last four years (for real tho you don’t love ya best friend like me, ceej and @linnliu love each other) moved far away to also start residency. In a lot of ways, I’ve had to examine who I am, what I care about, and, on especially hard days, reach out to others to stay afloat! And some of those people are YOU GUYS. I’ve been posting comics under Shirlywhirl for the last two years now. Some of you have been with me since the beginning, some of you are new, but I just wanted to say that I appreciate all of you- every comment, every follow. Every time you tell me that something I’ve created is reflective of your experience, it reminds me that what I’m doing (though it’s a big part for my own self care) actually has an impact!!! And also that y’all are just as messy and tired as I am. Shout out to those of you who came through on the interview trail, to my regulars, to my irl friends and family, to my premeds, to my med students, to my tried and true attendings, to my fellow graphicmedicine-ers, to my nurses, PAs, MAs, physical and occupational therapists. Have an awesome new year. Realize your dreams. And tag ya friends.

#happynewyear #resident #intern #pgy1 #medicine #residencylife #inpatient #doctor #relatable #uchicago #pritzker #womeninmedicine #blackdoctors #urm #snma #nma #graphicmedicine #premed #premedmotivation #im #residency #internyear #internalmedicine #medschool #medicine #medicalschool #medlife

The thing about being black in academia is that your imposter syndrome isn’t internal. People let you know in many different ways that they don’t think you belong, or minimize your accomplishments to a handout. There’s a thousand thinkpieces and forums on why black people don’t score as highly on tests and how that topples the idea of meritocracy, but precious little on the extra mentorship most of us do to keep up future generations, the unthanked recruiting labour, and the amount of energy lost on self-regulation we have to do to maintain collegiate relationships with our colleagues and patients. (This doesn’t even get into America’s disenfranchisement of African Americans, and academia’s weird loophole of recruiting first and second gen Africans like me instead of attempting to address historical wrongs but thassa whole other topic and y’all ain’t ready yet) Anyway. We outchea. 😛

#microaggressions #resident #intern #pgy1 #medicine #residencylife #inpatient #doctor #relatable #uchicago #pritzker #womeninmedicine #blackdoctors #urm #snma #nma #graphicmedicine #premed #premedmotivation #im #residency #internyear #internalmedicine #medschool #medicine #medicalschool #medlife

happy holidays fam

#merrychristmas #christmas #happyholidays #resident #intern #pgy1 #medicine #residencylife #inpatient #doctor #relatable #uchicago #pritzker #womeninmedicine #blackdoctors #graphicmedicine #premed #premedmotivation #im #residency #internyear #internalmedicine #medschool #medicine #medicalschool #medlife