Are Beta Blockers Contraindicated in Cocaine Induced Chest Pain like how we Learned in Medical School?

Back in January 2020, I was doing my Sub-I rotation with the cardiology team at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. One day, we were suddenly paged by the EM team for a suspected myocardial infarction. When we arrived to the … Continue reading Are Beta Blockers Contraindicated in Cocaine Induced Chest Pain like how we Learned in Medical School?

“Dedicated” to Mending a Broken Home

I abruptly packed my entire two years of existence at an attic studio in Tradewinds in a matter of twenty-four hours. I never imagined that such an impactful chapter of my life in the most beautiful place I’ve ever lived would end in this way. Dragging my eight pieces of luggage behind me, I caught the last Air Antilles flight out of Sint Maarten to Puerto Rico before the border closed, missed my connecting flight, then managed to find Texas in a daze. Since quarantine began in March, I have been home in Dallas for my “dedicated” Step study period. … Continue reading “Dedicated” to Mending a Broken Home

Muffins, but make it dairy free

Struggling to keep up with your morning routine while heading back into clinical rotations? Need a pick-me-up while watching physiology recordings on Echo? These blueberry and banana muffins are dairy-free and easy to make. They will surely add a little pep in your step as you are looking for your N95 mask, stethoscope, or hand sanitizer. Good luck to everyone restarting rotations during this unsettling time. Stay safe out there, AUC! Ingredients: 5 oz frozen blueberries 3 ripe bananas (1 for decor)2 tbsp maple syrup 3 tbsp almond milk 3 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil 1.5 cups flour1/2 cup … Continue reading Muffins, but make it dairy free

Pediatric Trainees and Child Human Trafficking Identification, Reporting and Supporting Victims

According to the U.S Department of State, human trafficking is the subjugation of an individual “through force, fraud, or coercion…to involuntary servitude, forced labor, or commercial sex”1. Out of the estimated 40.3 million victims of human trafficking worldwide, approximately 25% … Continue reading Pediatric Trainees and Child Human Trafficking Identification, Reporting and Supporting Victims