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I’m a huge nerd. I love science and I love human physiology especially in relation to pharmacology. I have a remarkable memory, sometimes described as photographic or ironclad....or ridiculous as my husband describes itπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ. In college, I would study for long essay tests using a page full of small drawings which to me represented the stages that my essay would unfold. I’m horrible at writing. ....
I started medical school 20 years ago but some people in the operating room still think I’m the student. Sometimes they ask when my attending is coming to see the patient or place the nerve block, or when my attending is coming to get the patient to sleep 😴 😷. .......
Sometimes I play along and say he will be here in a minute....and then say ,the attending is MEπŸ’ͺ🏼πŸ’ͺ🏼πŸ’ͺ🏼🍎 and I watch the jaws drop.
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Over the last 15 years in the operating room I’ve come to terms with the fact that people have a solid preconceived notion of what their doctor should look like.......and that person is not me. It’s hard some days to battle through the bias and the questions and the β€œoh, you are a woman?” ......
I have struggled with how to deal with this and I don’t have all the answers, but I know that the next generation of female Physicians are watching and the best thing to do is to always remain professional and kind while doing the best I can for my patientsπŸ™ŒπŸ». ......
I will continue to never apologize for being who God created me to be. I am a nerd who loves to help people, and I will continue to be me!!!!

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