Raise your hand if you work a ton and feel like you need a break!?! Guess what… you deserve it 🙂 Unfortunately, if you are in the medical world, it may not be as simple as taking a week off in the middle of your rotation/call/busy work month/etc. Often it’s darn right impossible to just […]
For this edition of the interview, I had the opportunity to sit with one of my favorite people, Dr. Dafina Wise-Allen. Dr. Allen started her undergraduate career at the University of Florida where she obtained her B.S in Nutritional Sciences. She went to medical school at Wayne State University and then residency at Advocates Illinois […]
Statement necklace, baubles, bracelets and rings, Oh My! Long gone are the days of women doctors in a “plain jane” white blouse, black trousers, and some dreadful Aerosoles loafers. Today’s female doctor pulls style ideas from the most fashion forward blogs.
The Balancing Act: Motherhood and Medicine Two months ago we had the pleasure of talking to Dr. Cindy Henry. Let’s continue the dialogue with our next mother and physician; Anita Yang, DO. Wife and mother of two children. Dr. Anita Yang aka Mommy and Wife and Doctor Anita Yang, DO is a board certified […]
The leg of medical training that is residency is unique and strangely interesting. Many embark on this journey with trepidation – unsure of what to expect, while others walk into it with an assuredness that can sometimes be largely deceiving. Think about it. You go from being considered the knowledgeable fourth year medical student one […]
Drapetomania: condition given to slaves with the desire for freedom. And I had the modern day equivalent of it in residency. I had the desire to be me and not anyone else. The idea to not be confirmed to a single file line of a way to be.
TrailblazHer [treyl-bleyz-Her] A woman who blazes a trail for others to follow through. A pioneer in any field of endeavor. The “TrailblazHer” series is dedicated to the future and current entrepreneurs that are craving more knowledge. Join us as we explore the experiences of those women that are creating there own success! Dr. Foyekemi Ikyaator is a board […]
There’s No Crying in Baseball or Medicine It is about 7:25 am and I am the senior resident on one of the medicine services. I am mentally triaging my list while ordering my coffee. I get a text message from my intern stating that she will be late because her son was sick that morning. […]
The beach air breathes life into my spirit. Sounds of children’s laughter while at play instantly make me smile contagiously. Sometimes, I write from the beach. Sometimes, I run and work out. Sometimes, I just walk. The purpose of my vantage point isn’t to make anyone wish they were in another place, but rather […]
The body is a unit; the person is a unit of body, mind, and spirit. This is one of the tenets of Osteopathic Medicine. Which if you think about it, is not esoteric at all. It is quite simple at its core. That is why becoming a DO was a “no brainer” to me. If […]