Thinking Out Loud

Every medical student remembers their first rotation. Most of us anticipate that transition between the classroom to the hospital when we finally get to put everything we’ve learned from textbooks into clinical practice. In the beginning, whenever my self-doubt showed up uninvited, I’d remind myself that (at the very least) l knew how to navigate sensitive conversations with patients burdened by difficult circumstances During my initial week of OB-GYN, I worked at the outpatient clinic where we mostly had prenatal visits and routine check-ups. On that Wednesday, one patient, in particular, was an 18-year old female who came dressed in … Continue reading Thinking Out Loud