No. 5: I gave a patient’s family member my cell phone number

7 Minute Read-Intern Year Day 45: “You are the most phenomenal doctor,” a patient’s sister exclaimed, as she hugged me. It was my first day seeing Mr. C, a 60-something-year-old gentleman admitted after a fall at home. Since being in the hospital, he had been confused on-and-off, resorting to actions such as calling 911 from …

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. 3: A Patient’s Daughter Cursed Me Out!

7 Minute Read-Intern Year, Day 30: "My dad isn't taking that f*cking medicine!" I looked up from my computer screen to see a frazzled nurse walk as quickly as she could out of a patient's room, exasperation splayed across her usually friendly face. "She is impossible," the nurse sighed. "I'm done. If he doesn't want …

No. 2: The time I chased a half-naked patient down the hallway

6 Minute Read-Intern Year, Day 21: “I don’t know WHO you are! I’m leaving!” “At least let us cover your bottom, sir!” “Please come back to your room, you’re going to fall!” I had been sitting in one of the hospital’s computer rooms around 10PM on a Thursday evening  with the other residents who were …

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 …