Each time I visit the Red Cross, I surrender two units of packed red blood cells and am met with the assurance that with each donation, lives are saved. The cynic in me had pictured a freezer-burned bag of my cells tossed in biohazard garbage, but despite my pessimism, or perhaps directly because of it, […]
Reflections on Anatomy
Ever since I was a little kid, I think I’ve been obsessed with words. I loved the idea of capturing a feeling in a sentence or describing a person so completely that you could see them right there in your mind. The perfect words in the perfect order, or at least that’s what I strove […]
Would You Choose Medicine Again?
Recently I came across an article that sparked my interest in this post. I was reading about a physician expressing her thoughts about medicine and she broke down all the different aspects of her journey including the pros and cons that came with them. One of those aspects that resonated with me the most was […]