I recently spent a morning on palliative care and I wondered, “How do you deal with so much death and dying?” My preceptor declared that there were many things more terrifying than death. With her patients, she has the opportunity to consider quality of life and contemplate death on a daily basis; things like, where…… Continue reading The 5 Letter Word
Welcome to Phase 2
Last Monday morning, Carley drove up to my house and handed me a pink T-shirt. The back read, “Camp CU SOM” and featured an image of a fire amongst the trees. We were headed for Estes Park, Colorado where we would help welcome 184 new students to the first phase of their medical education. Contrast…… Continue reading Welcome to Phase 2
I’m officially a 4-week old medical student. Not a doctor yet, but people continue to insist that “there’s a doctor in the room if I trip and fall”. It’s a strange feeling being here. For many of us this has been our dream for a long time. We’ve gone through the whole process of taking…… Continue reading Be You.