Over this long weekend between rotations, we hosted two little dogs and one little brother. A rowdy female Pug, a nervous Pomeranian, and a combined masters/PhD student from the University of Virginia. The house felt full of love.
On Friday, a fellow student told me that I made an impact on a med tech. They told me her name, but I couldn’t quite remember her. I am sure I’d recall her face, though.
I’m no longer a spry 20yo. I cannot wake up in the morning and bounce into an 8mi Spartan Race without training and expect to return unscathed. I no longer have puberty on my side; recovery is the name of the game now.
Katrina Wachter! Katrina is a 24yo third year medical student, a musician, a second Lieutenant in the US Army, and a Christian. I’ve known her since the very first days of med school as she is my peer pair partner for the SELECT program. She’s an outstanding example of a human and I am so glad to finally bring her to you. During this conversation, we discuss the value of deep breathing and journaling, her encounters with death, and her desires for a family.
I hope you enjoy! 😀
The glamour of last week, the beginning of clinical rotations, has worn off. Now, the fatigue settles in and I’ve already found myself wishing for no-show patients. I only need to see one or two patients in a morning, not the primary care marathon of a patient every fifteen minutes for the entire day, every day of the week.
Joel Eisenberg! Joel is a 25yo third year medical student, a native of Florida, and lover of food. I’ve rotated with Joel throughout medical school and I’m excited to bring him to you. During this conversation, we discuss authenticity, how culinary school is more intense than medical school, and how his mother taught him about death.
I hope you enjoy!
I’m writing this short post with friends below me, watching Dredd 3D and applying the final touches on our communal kimchi-making festival.