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. …

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When the End is Like the Beginning

In perhaps the greatest irony of my short career, after finishing my pediatrics residency I began a fellowship through the division of geriatrics. The actual training program is in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, but at my institution this subspecialty is housed under the auspices of Geriatric Medicine. As a result, the weekly didactic sessions focus …

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The Hunger Games: my article for JAMA

It took two years of writing drafts, editing, setting them aside and then starting over, but I was finally able to capture the stress and guilt I experienced when I had trouble nursing my first son and the ways it affected my practice as a pediatrician. It appeared in yesterday's issue of the Journal of …

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