I’m not the most talented student … But what I lack in natural ability i make up for in discipline. Make things possible. Don’t chase dreams, hunt goals.
There are no shortcuts to your dreams. If you’re struggling right now, don’t stop. Whenever you want to achieve something great, it won’t come easy. So get that greatness. Keep not settling.
… we ignore our own needs, so that we can meet our patients’ needs. We ignore our friends and families, so that we can save other peoples’ friends and families. Which means, at the end of the day, all we really have is ourselves. And nothing in the world can make you feel more alone … More As Surgeons…
During many years of practicing surgery in the community, I have often had to make decisions with life-and-death consequences, in complete cold-blooded isolation from my inner emotions are biases. Often, before I can even begin to process the consequence of these decisions, I’m faced with another, and yet another. Some days, my job does not … More Confessions of a surgeon
I’m scared I won’t be a good doctor. I know it sounds trite. I know I’m compassionate and hard working and knowing everything is impossible…but I’ll never be one of those incredible people who are just so smart that they catch everything. And I’ll be personal here: I’m tragically afraid of being mediocre. We work … More The burnout
isn’t so bad… Practicing my suturing, ties, and currently reading this.
If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it. -Mohammad Ali
Green, thick, mucous like. That’s what it looks like draining out of a gallbladder in a lap chole. It’s also the things holding you down in your life, preventing you from moving forward. Sometimes like mud, other times like quick sand. And we grip on so tight because it’s the only control we know–it’s too terrifying to let … More Sludge.
…Because i was inside the hospital for the last 2 days. Trauma and consult pagers on surgery call. Best part besides being able to scrub in on surgeries (it’s like the magic school bus)? An 8 year old kid came in for an acute appendicitis, and I was able to work with him from start to … More I missed the Blood Moon
This was a terrible wake up call. Surgery: Day 1.