Where has the fire gone? Who put it out? Is it our cruel mentors? The harsh medical field? The sad reality of healthcare? Our entitled patients? The unrewarding salary? Doctor, RETREAT!
Do you ever go home after work and say to yourself, “I am super thankful that I get to do this everyday.”? I mean regardless if you have a busy toxic day at work, or if it was just pretty laid back. Regardless, if you've encountered difficult people or you’ve spent majority of the day [...]
Exam results are finally out! Congratulations new colleagues! What a saga it has been! But before you can even savor the sweet success of your long years of hard work, the next chapter is looming in. And for some of us the most secretly dreaded questions are: “Ano na isspecialize mo? (What field would you [...]
It's the middle of the school year and maybe this time you must be surrounded by a dark cloud of negativity. The pressure is mounting and so are your grade deficits. At this point of the journey, the future seems bleak. Each day you sink deeper in what seems to be a quicksand, that is [...]
To take things slower, or to take a slightly different path doesn’t mean you’ve settled for less. It only means you are brave enough to be non-conventional. And its those who choose to be different that make a mark. But to stand out you have to be the best you could be and it is [...]
“You have arrived at Incheon International Airport, South Korea” - the flight attendant announces as the plane lands on the Korean runway in chilly Autumn of September 2018. The landing announcements were almost the same back in the Spring of April 2017. It was the same words that gave my heart a thud, I am [...]
Here’s my take on the recent issue of doctor shaming. Much has been said and it has gotten tiresome. I don’t think I have to explain myself or my profession or my colleagues for being human and making our weaknesses slip. No one has to explain their right for basic needs or for respect or [...]