When I was a junior doctor in training, I was told by a senior doctor, “We don’t need any more of you lady doctors.”

Now on a daily basis I hear that whispered shriek from the waiting room: “We’re going to see the lady doctor!” Mostly they are under the age of seven, but sometimes¬†over the age of seventy. People between those age groups say it with their eyes.

I like being a doctor and a lady. I write about being a doctor because I love it, and I have a lot to say about it. I write because I feel the gulf between doctors and the general public is unnecessarily wide and because bridging that gap is fun and funny. I write because medicine is hilarious and tragic and banal and fascinating and overwhelming, and incredibly beautiful. Thanks for reading!