February 22, 2023
Handoff, rounding, charting, click on sepsis alert. Consecutive 12-hour shifts, have to “Rinse & Repeat.” Luxury to pause, reflect, connect with patients & peers. Has, unfortunately,...
Alternative Hospitalist “Uniform” When Hospitalists Were New (2003)
February 22, 2023
I read with interest the contrasting articles “Have We Gotten too Casual “ and “Heels, White Coats, Formal Wear, and Scrubs” all about hospitalists’ attire in the January 2023 issue. It...
The Rabbit Hole or The Thin Red Line
February 14, 2023
The last two years have nearly drained my soul to the last drop. There have been so many moments that have been tear-stained, hopeless, dark, full of loss, and covered in blood. We have faced a...
What Does it Mean to Die?
January 20, 2023
What does it mean to die? Is it the abrupt ceasing of the heart, Or is it the transcendence into a new dimension, As your soul slowly departs. What does it mean to die? Is death the mere...
January 19, 2023
As a transplant, I wasn’t familiar with the city's geography. But I knew where the streets were, and that’s where we went. We all piled into the van—the outreach coordinator, nurse, attending,...
December 1, 2022
Dr. Migliore I step off the subway, up the elevator, and up several flights of stairs. There’s a homeless man there who always uses the last stair of the lower staircase as a tray for his food....
A Time of Self Reflection
November 17, 2022
A Q & A with SHM member, Karla Pambogo, RN, MBA It’s an exciting time to be part of hospital medicine as there are so many opportunities to get involved. Ms. Pambogo What’s your...
Scrubs or No Scrubs?
November 16, 2022
It's a question more and more physicians are asking--scrubs or no scrubs? Dr. Ashley Trotter and Dr. James Kim share their opinions on the topic. Have We Gotten Too Casual? By Ashley Trotter,...
Great White Shark
October 24, 2022
She says you seem to be in a rush, as if, a million things are going through your mind. As if the world is racing ahead, and you’re eagerly chasing behind. She tells me about her dog...
October 3, 2022
Dear patients... Yes, we heal what ails. We also comfort, when all else fails. We apply bandages to physical wounds, suture them well. We apply salve to your emotional scars, listen intently to...