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The Only Advice You Need To Start Intern Year

Originally published by FuturePedsRes on their official blog. Find them on Twitter or Instagram. Becoming a physician is no small feat. Regardless of where you come from, it has been a long, arduous journey that has challenged your perseverance, your stamina, and your spirit. Take a moment to reflect. You have completed literally decades of… Continue reading The Only Advice You Need To Start Intern Year

Pediatricians Must Provide Safe Spaces, Help Prevent Trauma Among LGBTQIA Children

Originally posted by the American Academy of Pediatrics on the official blog, AAP Voices. “Dr. PJ, are you a part of the community?” My teenage patient probed hesitantly. “What community?” I asked, confused. “The LGBT community!” “Oh! Yes, yes I am. Thank you for asking!” I smiled. My teenage patient had seen my rainbow pin… Continue reading Pediatricians Must Provide Safe Spaces, Help Prevent Trauma Among LGBTQIA Children

Anti-Transgender Legislation Threatens the Health of Children

Originally published/distributed by Tribune News Service in April 2021 Growing up in Texas, I did not feel comfortable revealing that I identify as gay. In addition to experiencing homophobia all around me, I remember walking into my doctor’s office and realizing that I didn’t feel safe discussing my sexuality with the very person for whom… Continue reading Anti-Transgender Legislation Threatens the Health of Children

Imposter syndrome, exponential growth, and finding a voice: Reflections on intern year

"I'm not sure I'm prepared to carry that many patients. Would you mind helping me out to start?" I sheepishly probed my upper level resident, nervous to start my first month on the pediatric wards. I had never carried that many patients on my own in medical school and now I was expected to be… Continue reading Imposter syndrome, exponential growth, and finding a voice: Reflections on intern year