My intern year has been full of learning curves. I can cruise along some of them, but others come pretty close to throwing me off the road. The good thing about intern year is that you don’t really suffer alone. You always (or at least you should) have upper levels watching your back. I’m on internal medicine wards right now and I take comfort in knowing that if I miss something, my upper level will catch it, and if she misses something, my attending will likely catch it. Of course, I try not to miss things. But it never fails … Continue reading Learning curves
A couple days ago I turned 26 years old, and I have to admit this is the first birthday I’ve had where I actually feel like I’m getting old. Like life is about to accelerate away from me. I don’t … Continue reading Another year older, another year wiser?
Just as I was getting the ropes of pediatrics down, I was whisked away to the OBGYN department for my second rotation. I think my head is just now slowing down from all the spinning. It’s such a learning … Continue reading That escalated quickly
There’s obviously major differences between being a med student and being a resident, but the transition itself isn’t really talked about that much! Seems like people just go to residency, disappear, and you just see them on social media from time to time. I decided to film a video about my transition thus far, or at least some it. If I talked about everything, we’d be here all day. It hasn’t been as terrible as I thought it would be, but it definitely has been challenging to step into the role of physician. The imposter syndrome still lingers. Even today … Continue reading Med School vs Residency
It’s been a week and I still hesitate to introduce myself at Dr. Okoye. I quickly realized the weight held by that prefix and I am definitely not equipped to handle it at the moment. My first week of … Continue reading Oh you’re a doctor, doctor!?
The time has come for me to officially step in my role as a doctor. I’m now someone’s PCP (primary care provider). I’m now the one who’s name is attached to the patient when they’re admitted to my service … Continue reading Playtime is over!
I’m done with first week of orientation, check out my video for highlights! Also subscribe to my new channel while you’re at it. It was lots of fun meeting lots of other interns and getting to know my group even … Continue reading Orienting ourselves
Whoohooo my life is overrrrr!! hahaha It was only yesterday that I matched into my #1 choice program for Family Medicine, and now here I am about to embark on this crazy journey! Orientation begins officially this week and lasts … Continue reading Intern year begins!
So my time in Atlanta is coming to an end. The celebrations are winding down and I’m saying many of my goodbyes. I can’t say that I’m not excited to move though! Last week I closed on my condo (yay!) and moved some of my stuff into my new place. This weekend I’ll be taking my final trip with my mom to bring the rest of my stuff up. I gave myself a full 2 weeks to get settled because not only do I need to get familiar with the area and figure out where to do my usual life … Continue reading Chapter Closing
Last week, two little letters got added to my name! I don’t think I’ve ever worked harder than I have for those letters. Ijeoma Okoye, MD. WOW. It’s still somewhat surreal to me. I have moments when it hits me … Continue reading What’s up Doc!?