Never in a lifetime could I have imagined beginning residency in the midst of a global pandemic. The year 2020 displayed the delicate balance between life and death, the fragility of the U.S. and global health care systems, the deeply rooted infrastructure of racism in our country, and the contentious political landscape in which we live. The life-changing effects of COVID-19 forced us to shift our priorities and alter our daily lives.
To capture my experience, I recorded a series of short videos highlighting my feelings in the moment. Some of the excerpts detail my excitement as a new resident, admitting my first patient and signing my first orders. Others highlight the joy of birth during labor and delivery and the sadness of death in the MICU.Read More