Quite the week. Epilogue is the week following Match Day. Four years of SELECT: health systems, emotional intelligence, and leadership training reviewed in a flurry of activity. Throw in the Awards Gala on Wednesday night for a mid-week extravaganza that left many of my peers hungover and very slow on Thursday morning.Continue reading “On Epilogue Week”
Spring is in the air in Coopersburg, PA. I see bulbs pushing out new growth. The sun has been warm. Next week is the Equinox. We have shut down the fireplace (partially because the chimney is clogged, partially because the weather no longer calls for a large, constant fire).
This week, I’ll revisit the placeholder bullet-points from the previous reflection. I’m going to rejigger the order, because some are more personal and I think should take priority, and others are more for my own documentation of events and a ‘recipe’ for future gatherings.Continue reading “On revisiting a placeholder”
Jim Goodreau! Jim is a 71yo retired vascular surgeon, Air Force brat, and grieving father. I met Jim as a coach for my medical school program, SELECT, and I’ve been itching to sit down with him to dig through his rich and profound life experiences. During this conversation, we discuss his time as a Naval surgeon covering a huge swath of patients, his two strokes, and the immense losses of two of his sons.
I hope you enjoy! 🙂Continue reading “Jim Goodreau On Death [REPOST]”
Far too much over the past week to reflect upon and far too little time. So, a quick bullet point list of updates and hopefully over this week I can return to this list and flesh it out:Continue reading “On placeholders (or the beginning of Match/Epilogue)”
This past week was both more tolerable and more miserable than the weeks past. I had a partner in crime, another fourth year itching to leave in the afternoons. Since we did not leave early, I pushed the boundaries in my own way.Continue reading “On gentle hazing (or Inpatient Medicine: a post-mortem)”
I sit down at this keyboard feeling like I won’t write very much. I will write for fifteen minutes straight and publish whatever spills out.Continue reading “On the madness of parental leave in medicine”