About the blog

I created this blog as a way to reflect on the process of becoming a doctor, including both the practical and the philosophical. Becoming a doctor is messy. It’s exhausting, both mentally and emotionally, and as a resident in a civilian program but on a military scholarship, there is often a distinct lack of practical information out there to guide you. Join me as I explore everything from interacting with nurses to dealing with bad outcomes and making sense of the military match.

I want this site to contain candid and unbiased opinions and experiences. I want it to be honest and realistic. To that end, I have avoided using my real name, my location, and pictures where I am identifiable. I chose the pseudonym Indy, which stands for “I’m not dead yet.” It seemed to fit the name of this blog, and as a resident in a surgical specialty, some days all I can really say when asked how I am is “I’m still here.” Also, I’m a serious dork (see here).

 

Note: While I will never identify a patient, I will discuss cases in general terms. I will refrain from identifying any specific institutions or individuals. If you believe that an article is about you and you would like it to be removed, please contact me and let me know. If it really is about you, I would be happy to comply.

 

Another note: There are Google ads on this site in the hope that, one day, maybe those ads will pay the bill for the web hosting. The content of the ads is chosen by Google, not by me. So if you are seeing ads for sauerkraut-scented perfume or books on Chilean-Pakistani fusion cooking, it’s time to talk to your cat about his browsing habits.

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