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What's this "weekend" you speak of? Asking for myself, since I'm on a 24 hour call today (such is life ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ) Here's to hoping I don't spend all day on the phone as medical command #bossbabe ๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€โš•๏ธ
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One responsibility we have on call is to act as medical command, the person who takes all the calls from Emergency Departments, pediatricians, and other NICU providers. During these calls we answer questions, give recommendations, and if requested, determine if patients are appropriate for transfer. Sometimes when patients are going to be transferred in, we even get to ride in the ๐Ÿš‘ or ๐Ÿš to bring them back safely! #allinadayswork #doctorlife #intensivecare
What's this "weekend" you speak of? Asking for myself, since I'm on a 24 hour call today (such is life ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ) Here's to hoping I don't spend all day on the phone as medical command #bossbabe  ๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€โš•๏ธ โ€ข One responsibility we have on call is to act as medical command, the person who takes all the calls from Emergency Departments, pediatricians, and other NICU providers. During these calls we answer questions, give recommendations, and if requested, determine if patients are appropriate for transfer. Sometimes when patients are going to be transferred in, we even get to ride in the ๐Ÿš‘ or ๐Ÿš to bring them back safely! #allinadayswork  #doctorlife  #intensivecare 
Because if you have a birthday at a German Beer Hall to attend, you might as well dress the part. ๐Ÿป #birthdaycelebration #ootn
Because if you have a birthday at a German Beer Hall to attend, you might as well dress the part. ๐Ÿป #birthdaycelebration  #ootn 
So in love with the colors of fall ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿƒ Sometimes (ok, more like usually) medical training feels like moving from one test or deadline to the next, which is why I was happy to take one day to appreciate the beauty of fall before jumping back into my To Do lists. How do you celebrate โœ”๏ธ something big off the list? #fall #fallcolors
So in love with the colors of fall ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿƒ Sometimes (ok, more like usually) medical training feels like moving from one test or deadline to the next, which is why I was happy to take one day to appreciate the beauty of fall before jumping back into my To Do lists. How do you celebrate โœ”๏ธ something big off the list? #fall  #fallcolors 
Sitting here thinking about what to do with all of my free time now... just kidding! It's #backtothegrind today with lectures and tomorrow with experiments ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ”ฌ
Sitting here thinking about what to do with all of my free time now... just kidding! It's #backtothegrind  today with lectures and tomorrow with experiments ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ”ฌ
Me once the test was over ๐Ÿคฃ thanks for all the good luck wishes - they helped me get through the day โ˜บ๏ธ #boardsareover #pediatrics
Me once the test was over ๐Ÿคฃ thanks for all the good luck wishes - they helped me get through the day โ˜บ๏ธ #boardsareover  #pediatrics 
Walking into this test like ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Send me your good vibes today (you have plenty of time - this thing is NINE hours long ๐Ÿ˜ณ) #boardsarehere #pediatrics #testing
Walking into this test like ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Send me your good vibes today (you have plenty of time - this thing is NINE hours long ๐Ÿ˜ณ) #boardsarehere  #pediatrics  #testing 
Wishing my Sunday Funday didn't involve all this thinking about the boards happening tomorrow... #sundayfunday #studying #pediatrics #boardsarecoming
All this boards studying reminds me of my senior superlative in medical school: most likely to have a reality show... is it too late to work something out with @bravotv?! ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿค”#kidding #butseriously #iplayadoctorontv #boardsarecoming #pediatrics
Almost exactly a year ago, I was scooping out the Hollywood Hills from Runyon Canyon. My heart breaks from this devastation after devastation. I'm feeling especially grateful that my family in California is safe, and keeping all those affected in my thoughts this weekend. ๐Ÿ’• #californiaonmymind
Almost exactly a year ago, I was scooping out the Hollywood Hills from Runyon Canyon. My heart breaks from this devastation after devastation. I'm feeling especially grateful that my family in California is safe, and keeping all those affected in my thoughts this weekend. ๐Ÿ’• #californiaonmymind 
Literally had the best time at an abandoned penitentiary last night! (Check my story to hear me gush about my ๐Ÿ’• for this haunted house) ๐Ÿ‘ป
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Going to Haunted Houses was always something that my dad and I did together, which is why I think I love them so much. I missed walking through with him, but it made me feel closer to him - even though he's still v. far away. It's all about finding ways to feel that connection to the people you're closest to when they're physically not nearby. #fallvibes #hauntedhouse #halloween
Literally had the best time at an abandoned penitentiary last night! (Check my story to hear me gush about my ๐Ÿ’• for this haunted house) ๐Ÿ‘ป โ€ข Going to Haunted Houses was always something that my dad and I did together, which is why I think I love them so much. I missed walking through with him, but it made me feel closer to him - even though he's still v. far away. It's all about finding ways to feel that connection to the people you're closest to when they're physically not nearby. #fallvibes  #hauntedhouse  #halloween 
You guys will never guess what I learned this weekโ“โ“โ“
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The laryngoscope as we currently know it, was developed in the early 1940s. That's right, the blade we use has not been changed for more than 70 years! With all of the advances in medicine, I was shocked to hear that and wonder: is there a better way? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ
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There was a robust discussion about direct laryngoscopy vs video larygoscopy - do you guys have experience with either/both? What are you thoughts? โ€ข
[๐Ÿ“ธ: a baby that does not need to be intubated ๐Ÿ˜‰]
You guys will never guess what I learned this weekโ“โ“โ“ โ€ข The laryngoscope as we currently know it, was developed in the early 1940s. That's right, the blade we use has not been changed for more than 70 years! With all of the advances in medicine, I was shocked to hear that and wonder: is there a better way? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ โ€ข There was a robust discussion about direct laryngoscopy vs video larygoscopy - do you guys have experience with either/both? What are you thoughts? โ€ข [๐Ÿ“ธ: a baby that does not need to be intubated ๐Ÿ˜‰]
Today is International Day of the Girl: a day to highlight challenges girls face around the world and to promote girls' empowerment. To celebrate, I'm sharing this lab selfie, since I believe girls belong in science. If we start emphasizing and educating girls in science at young ages, then we will {hopefully} inspire more to pursue careers in medicine that include research and leadership roles. ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€โš•๏ธ๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ
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I love that Instagram has become a platform for women to share their experiences with creating a fulfilling life and successful career in medicine so we can learn and grow from each other. We are always stronger together (see yesterday's post for more!) ๐ŸŽ€๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ
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Tagging some of the women in medicine that inspire me, and hoping they'll also share with us where they believe girls belong to bring more awareness to this day. #GirlBelongHere #freedomforgirls #internationaldayofthegirl #womeninmedicine #womeninscience #womensupportingwomen
Today is International Day of the Girl: a day to highlight challenges girls face around the world and to promote girls' empowerment. To celebrate, I'm sharing this lab selfie, since I believe girls belong in science. If we start emphasizing and educating girls in science at young ages, then we will {hopefully} inspire more to pursue careers in medicine that include research and leadership roles. ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€โš•๏ธ๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ โ€ข I love that Instagram has become a platform for women to share their experiences with creating a fulfilling life and successful career in medicine so we can learn and grow from each other. We are always stronger together (see yesterday's post for more!) ๐ŸŽ€๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ โ€ข Tagging some of the women in medicine that inspire me, and hoping they'll also share with us where they believe girls belong to bring more awareness to this day. #GirlBelongHere  #freedomforgirls  #internationaldayofthegirl  #womeninmedicine  #womeninscience  #womensupportingwomen 
A great visionary (okay, it was @relationshep ๐Ÿคฃ) once said, "A rising tide will lift all boats." Trying to keep my responsibility to lift myself, as well as those around me, and on my team, in my focus this week. (Anyone else curious about what happened to #4๏ธโƒฃ?) #medicine #teamsport
A great visionary (okay, it was @relationshep ๐Ÿคฃ) once said, "A rising tide will lift all boats." Trying to keep my responsibility to lift myself, as well as those around me, and on my team, in my focus this week. (Anyone else curious about what happened to #4 ๏ธโƒฃ?) #medicine  #teamsport 
The glamorous call life: some days you just have to be grateful for an hour in the call room โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ค (and great post-call sleeping weather โ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿ’•)
The glamorous call life: some days you just have to be grateful for an hour in the call room โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ค (and great post-call sleeping weather โ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿ’•)
Since I am on call today, I will be getting my #selfcaresunday in by taking a few minutes to pretend I'm somewhere on a beach ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ˜ Remember to take some time for yourself today!
Since I am on call today, I will be getting my #selfcaresunday  in by taking a few minutes to pretend I'm somewhere on a beach ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ˜ Remember to take some time for yourself today!
Happy Saturday! โœจ Have a magical weekend โœจ #weekendvibes #saturday
When you're post-call, but you have to convince your friend they want to move here: $1 tacos and laughs for all! ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿคฃ #interviewseason #happyhour #bossbabe [this black and white filter brought to you by my post-call face ๐Ÿ˜‰]
When you're post-call, but you have to convince your friend they want to move here: $1 tacos and laughs for all! ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿคฃ #interviewseason  #happyhour  #bossbabe  [this black and white filter brought to you by my post-call face ๐Ÿ˜‰]
Just a few hours left in a long call with a lot of learning opportunities, which means I'm feeling a bit down. I've found the best way to gain knowledge is through individual experience, but sometimes those learning situations can leave me feeling like I failed (especially while sleep deprived!! ๐Ÿ’ค). So instead, I'm choosing to look back on this weekend - when we basically made an advertisement for a local apple orchard with this beautiful pic ๐Ÿ˜ #alloftheprops #lookingonthebrightside #worklifebalance
Just a few hours left in a long call with a lot of learning opportunities, which means I'm feeling a bit down. I've found the best way to gain knowledge is through individual experience, but sometimes those learning situations can leave me feeling like I failed (especially while sleep deprived!! ๐Ÿ’ค). So instead, I'm choosing to look back on this weekend - when we basically made an advertisement for a local apple orchard with this beautiful pic ๐Ÿ˜ #alloftheprops  #lookingonthebrightside  #worklifebalance