Happy New Year! Am I the only one who didn’t enter this year with as much umph as 2019? I think it’s because I don’t have much in the way of big life shifts like I did last year. Nevertheless, … Continue reading Update: Rotating in the MICU
As interview season slows down (at least for most specialties), it’s time to start putting together your rank list and deciding on where you want to do your next few years of training! It’s exciting but also a bit nerve-wracking … Continue reading Choosing a residency program
First off, I’m free from grips of STEP3!! That 2-day exam was exhausting to say the least. Lucky for me, I had the weekend off afterwards to I could melt my brain for a little while before getting back to … Continue reading Interview season from a resident’s perspective
Hey! It’s been a while since I’ve written, I’ve been doing more videos and honestly haven’t been feeling very open lately, which I won’t apologize for (and you shouldn’t either if you ever feel the same way). The past several … Continue reading Updates: New rotation, STEP3 prep…is it nap time yet?
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!