Posts 2021-03-30


It’s easy to put yourself in a box in medicine- after all, our path is incredibly regimented, which is why a lot of us chose it. Be good at science. Get stupid high grades. Do research, get it published, slap it on your CV. Chase accolades until there is no longer space on your walls for plaques. Make it.

I don’t know whether I’ve ever felt at home in that box. I always wanted to get out of it, explore the humanistic elements of medicine (while appreciating and loving the pathophysiology.) I wanted to get lost in narratives, not necessarily in pathways. And for a long time, I felt like I was wrong, or off, or insufficient because of that.

I don’t feel that way anymore. Mostly because of you guys. Because I get to do what I love, see patients, pursue justice , draw what I feel like drawing, write whatever my heart compels me to, and spring out of this box that was never meant to contain me (or any of us, really.)

So thank you all for helping me realize that a Doctor doesn’t have to look, act, or think a certain way to still have an impact. I love you. Happy National Doctor’s Day.

📸 Jill, who doesn’t have an insta. Thanks boo!

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