I was not going to share this but have been inspired by the courage of others around me. So thank you!
I also realized that if I want to be part of a movement of change, I cannot demand transparency from a system without being willing to be transparent in my own experiences. This demands a level of vulnerability this is not easy or pretty. However, it becomes completely worth it when finding strength in yourself leads to others finding strength in themselves. This type of momentum is similar to the “Shirtless dancing guy video”. I know that I am not the first to share this, so I just hope that as I courageously followed, others to may follow and put an end to situations that give life the thoughts and feelings that I have experienced.
Graduation day was the best experience of my life. I was finally a doctor!… Continue reading
Am I good enough? Will I ever make a difference? Can anyone here me? Does my voice even matter? If so, who is listening?
As my first year of Residency comes to a close and I look back in reflection, I wonder what has been accomplished. Hearing the Lewis Blackman story for the first time yesterday stirred something in me that I am not fully sure I know how to process at this time. Communication, time, hierarchical chain amongst other factors all played a hand in how the story unfolded.
One of my least favorite games growing up was “Telephone”. The original message NEVER made to the last person. It was beyond frustrating. Instead of passing along the entire message, people relayed what they thought was important. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes it was funny to hear how far the various messages deviated from the original. However, in talking about… Continue reading