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About emilyehoward

My name is Emily, and I am a Hospitalist in Nebraska. I live with my husband Nicholas and my daughters Anika and Ayla. I hope you enjoy my blog!

Superwoman

Whenever people learn that I’m not only a resident, but I am a mother as well, they inevitably reply, “Ohmygosh!  How do you do it all!?”  In fact someone just this past week referred to me as “superwoman.”  And although … Continue reading

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Night Float

It’s 3 AM.  I’m lying in a dirty call room at the hospital.  My eyes are closed, and I’m just getting into that hazy twilight that precedes sleep when it happens.  BeepBeepBeepBeepBeep….my pager goes off – again. I dial the … Continue reading

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Reality

I’ve been struggling for weeks to come up with a topic to blog about.  It has been brought to my attention that my posts as of late have been somewhat depressing.  Well, sorry to all my readers out there, but … Continue reading

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Doctor for a Month

So I’ve officially been pulling off this whole “doctor” thing for a month!  It has gone very fast, but yet it feels like forever.  I’ve gotten less sleep, skipped more meals, and cried more times that I can count.  But … Continue reading

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Better

Last night I was asked by a patient, “How long have you been a doctor?”  My reply:  “Three weeks sir.”  If that doesn’t instill confidence in a person, I don’t know what will. But it has been only three weeks. … Continue reading

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The Scorpion

I’m not sure which was the more terrifying experience for me this week: finding a scorpion in my living room or starting Intern year in the ICU.  We’ll call it a tie. There is such a huge jump from being … Continue reading

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The Doctor is In

In T-minus 3 days, I will see my first patient as a real doctor.  And I’ve never been more afraid in my whole life.  You would think with four years of college and four years of medical school I would be prepared … Continue reading

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Becoming a Doctor

It’s official.  I’m FINALLY  a doctor.  And, I’ve got to say, it’s pretty much exactly as I pictured it would be.  Now I can just relax and start cashing my giant paychecks.  I’ve basically just been too busy deciding what to … Continue reading

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Life Lessons that Medical School has Taught Me

As my medical school education comes to a close, I find myself reflecting back on the last four years of my life and the things that I’ve learned.  I’ve learned a lot about medicine – how to diagnose and treat … Continue reading

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Married in Med School III

This past week my husband gave me a graduation gift.  He bought me a dress I had been wanting for my upcoming graduation.  I was so excited about the dress and really touched that he got me a gift.  But the … Continue reading

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