One resident's simple approach to learning, teaching and caring

Your Medical School Narrative.

Your Medical School Narrative.

Four short years ago I nervously met a soon-to-be classmate for the first time. It felt like a blind date. We had met on Facebook, through our class group and we were both anxiously awaiting the next day, our first day of medical school orientation. I recall the evening started with half sputtered, nervous conversationContinue Reading

Discovering teaching by learning.

Discovering teaching by learning.

Over the next months and years Manu et Corde is going to shift to a focus on residents as teachers. As the newest member of the resident team, I am doing more learning than teaching so I thought I’d start by documenting a few things that teachers (more senior residents and attendings) have done duringContinue Reading

Thank You.

Thank You.

This will be my last post as a medical student. As I prepare to walk across the stage this afternoon to receive my medical degree, I find myself overwhelmed by gratitude. I am indebted to my family, my mentors, my teachers, my patients, my peers, my online community of colleagues, my friends, and all ofContinue Reading

Golf, Girls and Good Guys

Golf, Girls and Good Guys

I go to medical school with a bunch of amazing people, half of them are men. One thing needs to be absolutely clear- these are good, good men. They are the kind of men who will make wonderful physicians. They are the kind of men I would be proud to have as my brothers and the kindContinue Reading

Dear First/Fourth Year Me

Dear First/Fourth Year Me

I imagine that it’s normal the last week of medical school precipitates all sorts of feelings but my absurdly objective self was not quite prepared for the spectrum of emotion I’m experiencing. Gratefulness, pride, fear, happiness, nostalgia, sadness, regret, anticipation and excitement have made their way through my stream of consciousness since starting to writeContinue Reading