Posted in January 2014

Playing dress-up

Lately I’ve noticed that the better I look, the better I feel. Rocket science, yes? But seriously, this profession doesn’t take outward appearance lightly, man. Especially the women. Is it any coincidence that the more successful the cardiologist, the higher and sharper her heels are? Most of my female clinician professors seem to be perpetually … Continue reading


A second year resident once told me that the hardest year of her life was her R1 year when she lived away from home for the first time, and that hardest time within that year was January. According to her, January is what gets you when you’re living away from friends and family. “If you … Continue reading