It is not hyperbole to say that we are in a fight for their lives. As the government moves towards repeal of the Affordable Care Act, 30 million people are at risk of losing their access to potential lifesaving health services. As bills are proposed that restrict the use of gendered spaces for trans folks, […]
At a recent event held at the School of Public Health, I had the privilege of hearing Dr. Maricela Gomez speak. She is in many ways for me a model of physician activism; trained as a clinician and scientist at Hopkins, she has engaged in direct action and organizing with communities of East Baltimore, particularly […]
Doctors are good at naming things. Over the past three months I’ve been introduced to the names of body parts that I never knew existed, to conditions both rare and commonplace, to techniques I can name far more easily than I can perform. The extent of this new terminology feels overwhelming and rather silly at […]
A common feature of my medical education so far has been the use of clinical cases and patient stories to contextualize, synthesize and very often sensationalize some of the basic science material we are learning. Cases seem to be a staple in the way that physicians talk about their work and their experiences; cases are […]
I’m still here! Apologies for the extended absence; the past few months have seen a couple big transitions for me, moving cities and schools as I finished my last academic program and started medical school back in the US. Now that I’m somewhat settled I want to get back to writing here at least somewhat […]
So today the US Supreme Court passed a ruling overturning state bans on same-sex marriage, legally instituting marriage equality across the entire country. Which is… something. I want to be happy. Well, no, I am happy: I’m happy for the couples who are able to be together and support each other who couldn’t do so before, I’m […]
Just wanted to post quickly to say that I haven’t forgotten about this blog, nor have I run out of things that confuse me enough to write about. Just had a pretty hectic schedule over the past few weeks so haven’t gotten to writing; hopefully will correct that soon!