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Oscar Night in the ICU

In this edition of the Physician Grind Narratives. Dr. Rob McMickle shares with us his experience working in the ICU while the Oscars are going on. “The Oscars will come and go year after year; but the most painfully dramatic and honest moments of human existence that require no stage, grandeur, self-importance, or smitten audience will continue to transpire daily in the unit.“

Best, Wang Shi Kai Email 5 Part 1

In this edition of the Physician Grind Narratives, Dr. Rich AKA Wang Shi Kai returns to share with us more insights from his experience working as an Emergency Physician in China. He describes how the patient doctor relationship is broken. "A recent survey at my hospital found that almost 90% of respondents said they had been victims of physical abuse by patients.”

When Altruism Goes Wrong

In this edition of the Physician Grind Narratives first time contributor, Whi Inh Shirley Bae, shares with us a story from her premed days. She was bright eyed and bushy tailed when she found an abused woman in the waiting room of the emergency department she was volunteering at. Instead of finding a social worker to help the woman, Shirley decided to take matters into her own hands.

Unbeknownst to the Patient

In this edition of the Physician Grind Narratives Heaveen recalls her time shadowing in an Emergency Department during her first year of medical school. An altered patient is brought in by paramedics. The patient’s work up revealed a STEMI and within moments Heaveen is running with the transport team through the halls of the hospital as the patient is transferred to the cath lab.

"Are you a terrorist?"

In this month's post of the Physician Grind, Dr. Nagpal shares a story of the time a complete stranger asked him, "Are you a terrorist?" The stranger felt this question was appropriate given the appearance of Dr. Nagpal and his family. After that upsetting incident, Dr. Nagpal returned to his PM&R practice and received another racist comment, this time from a patient.

Racism, Microaggression, Stereotype, Narrative Medicine, Physician Stories, Life of a Doctor.