No day is the same, and no day is predictable, either good or bad. Other than pre-scheduled meetings, “zooms,” or webinars, my patient care schedule is always full of the unexpected. As a physician, I find that my moods and emotions ricochet from feelings of endearment towards a newborn whom I examine to those of helplessness in attempting to counsel an adolescent with thoughts of suicide.
Up until very recently, I have seen polarization in society that has been associated with anger, judgment, and distrust. Whereas the response and the selfless efforts of our scientific and healthcare community to the worldwide pandemic have been unprecedented, it has also suffered from unfounded criticism and suspicions of conspiracies. Through my novice blogging, I hope that I will be able to share my love of medicine and the humble honor I have in caring for children. Through the reflections of my experiences, I will also try to engender a sense of wonder and interest in those who might consider a career in healthcare.