The time a baby died after delivery – Dr. Odunsi’s Story

8 Minute Read “Awww man!!!” Tosin laughed aloud at herself as her phone fell to the ground again. Trying to keep it propped up on the window sill had been a fail, as she recorded herself dancing to one of her favorite songs. Tosin was both fun-loving and introverted, a natural-hair donning obstetrics and gynecology …

I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THE FOLLOWING 10 TIPS!!!! I truly think that this information will empower you to take control of your health. The tips are also helpful for being the best healthcare advocate for a loved one. I have included lots of links to reputable sources of evidence-based recommendations and medicine as well.  …

No. 14: My patient threw up all over me

7 minute read-Intern Year: I liked her right away. She was in her early 30s, chocolate-skinned with a wide playful smile, and wasn’t afraid to wear her purple bonnet around the hospital without shame. She reminded me of home (ATL, that is!); thick southern accent, kind to everyone that worked with her, while simultaneously sporting …

No. 12: My attending said I’m a waste of talent

5 Minute Read-Intern Year: “Oyetewa, please follow me to my office,” my attending (aka my boss) said, her back already turned to me as she walked down the hallway. She was a 5’2” brown-skinned woman with long, jet black hair, and a persistently unsmiling face. I had been working with her for two weeks in …

No. 11: The time my niece cut her skin off

6 Minute Read-Sometime before medical school I heard the crying before I heard the doorbell ring. It was around 4 in the afternoon, and big yellow buses were trucking down the neighborhood streets, dropping kids home after school. I was living with family at the time to save money on rent, which came with particular …

No. 10: My patient was abandoned by her family

7 Minute Read-Intern Year: “The problem is… you don’t have enough sex,” said my patient as I helped her back into bed. “ExCUSE me?!” I spurted incredulously, watching her as she chuckled. She was an 80-something-year-old, spunky, olive-toned woman with silvery white hair she wore in a long braid down her back. She demanded I …

No. 7: The time I wore a crop-top to work

4 Minute Read-Intern Year Day 85: “Honestly, doc, I’m not answering any more questions this morning. You can go,” an ornery 60-something-year-old patient said to me with a dismissive wave of his hand. I usually tried to mirror my patients’ body language and tone to build rapport, but this morning I had probably come in …

No. 4: Falling Into Harvard Dermatology

5 Minute Read-A “sadistic” practice, as my brother describes it, Match Day was to be the culmination of my medical school experience. After years of late nights turned early mornings, accumulating hundreds of thousands of dollars in loan debt, and the infamous Step One board-exam, the day had finally come. Match Day was a ceremony …

No. 1: Introduction to ‘Not Another Doctor Blog’

4 Minute Read-Intern Year, Day One: I’m not sure what I expected. Over the last three months since Match Day, I had binge watched seasons one through eleven of Grey’s Anatomy, but I figured that depiction was too dramatic. I was nervous, but expectedly so, since I had been assigned placement in the medical intensive …