Talking Points

The Climb

The Climb

College → Medical School → Residency → Fellowship.  The journey to becoming a doctor sometimes feels like climbing a never ending ladder. 

The Joys of Residency … Seriously

The Joys of Residency … Seriously

“The days are long, but the years are short.” That’s what they told us when residency began three years ago and after having completed my last day of residency today I couldn’t agree more. Like finishing anything meaningful, graduating residency is bittersweet. There’s no doubt […]

Live happily, go peacefully

Live happily, go peacefully

Whether you believe in science, God, neither, or some combination- we can all agree that death is inevitable. Due to the finality of our lives each of us should understand and prepare for that moment not only for ourselves, but also for our loved ones. […]

We will be ok

We will be ok

To the American public: we will be ok, I hope. I would be lying to you though if I told you I was completely comfortable as last night’s presidential race came to a close with the majority of the electoral votes tallying up under Trump’s […]

Do you just hand out pills?

Do you just hand out pills?

A few months ago a nurse I know vented her frustration at a misperception she had received several times, unfortunately.   She recalled a conversation in which someone had asked her in a condescending manner if she does anything else at work besides “handing out pills”. […]

Pretty 30 Bro

Pretty 30 Bro

As I sit here today and reflect on the last 30 years of my life I think of how fortunate I am to have a wife who is my partner in every way, a family that gives me endless love, and a career that inspires […]