The Parent Trap

Parents: one of the most oft-cited reasons by physicians in other specialties that they chose to keep their distance from pediatrics.  And one of the factors that convinced me that the field was right for me.  In the personal statement for my residency application, I waxed poetic about how much I enjoyed the task of …

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Language Lessons

I meant to learn Spanish a long time ago.  The years between college and medical school seemed like a clear opening, although I found plenty of ways to busy myself.  At one point I signed up for a Spanish Word of the Day email service, and dutifully copied and pasted each day’s nugget of knowledge …

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