Tag Archives: Clinic

Review

This past week I have finally been able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I have one more full week of work at my current job before I have a week and a half break before … Continue reading

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Year One

I have been in midwifery practice for a full year. No longer can I cling to the safety of the label “new grad.” This year has been one of immense change and learning, both personally and professionally. I started thinking … Continue reading

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Dear Med Student/Confidence

Dear Med Student: I’m really trying to understand that you are scared because you are in pain. You came into my office to have your birth control method checked on. I gave my recommendation for your follow up care, which … Continue reading

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Well, that was awkward.

Lest, dear readers, that you are all left with the impression that I am a calm, cool, and collected midwife, I would like to deeply shatter this perception by letting you all into the private world in which I do … Continue reading

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When All of A Sudden You’re A Teacher

This past week I walked in to work on a dreary Monday, still half-caffeinated, and a chipper young medical resident walked right into my office and introduced herself as the resident working with me today. I tried to hide my … Continue reading

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Six Months: Where I Was, Where I Want To Be

This coming week marks my first six months in practice. It’s been a whirlwind of a 6 months, and I can hardly believe it’s been three months since I have been “set free,” so to speak, and have been practicing … Continue reading

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#YesAllWomen

A curious and exciting thing has happened in the wake of the horrible mass murder in Southern California over the weekend: women are speaking out. Women are telling their stories loud and clear over twitter. What are women talking about? … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life Round Two: More Sarcasm, More Caffeination

Since my last GifTalk post, I’ve gotten over (most of) my abject fear of independent practice, have started having a lot of fun, and definitely still do things every day that make me feel like a moron. Some glimpses from … Continue reading

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Full Moon

I’m not a superstitious person. I generally pride myself on being able to look objectively at the facts before me, and resist the very human urge to find patterns where there are none. To chalk up strange events to coincidence … Continue reading

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Tell Me More About That

One of the hardest things to juggle working in an environment where I am expected to see four patients an hour (that’s 15 minutes for each patient, including history/chart review/exam/administrative (read: charting/follow up coordination) time, if you’re following along), is … Continue reading

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