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Should Your Kids Be Doctor?

In this edition of the Physician Grind Narratives, Dr. Amit Suneja asks a basic question: Should your kids be doctors? The state of medicine is headed in a troubling direction . Access to care is becoming harder. Physicians are being overworked resulting in high rates of burnout. What does it say about the system when physicians would not want their children to follow in their footsteps?

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.”

Best, Wang Shi Kai Email 3 Part 2

In this conclusion of the third email from Wang Shi Kai, he shares with us more insights from his time practicing medicine in China. He shares stories of corruption in the form of kickbacks to doctors prescribing antibiotics, challenges faced by his Emergency Medicine Fellow, and much more. Narrative Medicine. Doctor Blog. Physician Blog. Emergency Medicine

"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. 

Class of 2009

It was June 2005 and I was up early in the morning as always, but this morning had a special breath to it. I was going to drop off my husband and son that night at LAX airport as they headed to New York on a red eye flight. My son had an appointment with a faculty member, the same day they arrived, regarding getting him off the wait list of the medical school he had applied to.