I’m pleased to share an essay, Ugly, that is currently in the in-House (an online magazine for medical residents and fellows) Social Medicine theme issue. I wrote it way back in med school and have by turns mulled it over, completely restructured it, and ignored it for various periods of time over the past eight years. Why? Because it took me that long to reflect on the encounter, on my reactions to it, and on what I could take from it in such a way that I might hope to get my portrayal of it anywhere close to right. It’s loaded and catches me far from my best, but it stands out in my memories of training as a much-needed turning point in my education on how to truly care for people.
Read it here: Ugly