The time a patient and his wife got into a fight – Abi’s Story

5 Minute Read“Are you sure you’re OK, Mr. Crew?” Abi asked her clinic patient.  His eyes drifted towards her slowly shifting hands. Under his gaze, she became acutely aware that she was picking the cuticles of her nails, as she often did. She quickly dropped her hands to her sides.  “Uh…” he glanced at his …

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 …

No. 20: The time my patient called me a n*gger

7 Minute Read-Intern Year: “Hey, feel free to leave early today; I can write the note on that patient,” I whispered to my co-intern, as the Cardiology attending droned on about a rare EKG finding. I was just arriving to work for the morning, but she had just finished an eventful 28-hour shift in the …