Demystifying Medicine One Month at a Time

Home for the Holidays. [Not.]

A reflection on the season. And on young doctors and their training.

What does ‘professionalism‘ mean?

kstreetersnoglobeI looked through the literature for discussion of medical residents working on holidays. I couldn’t find anything. So I wrote this essay. NPR commissioned original artwork for the story from Katherine Streeter. I think she beautifully captures the emotion of feeling trapped, but aspiring to the universal, the holy, and the human.

Please take a look and let me know what you think.

Merry Christmas.

1 Comment

  1. Laura Hamilton

    Very moving essay, John. Thanks for sharing.

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