Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: medical training

  • The “weak” intern

    Htet Khine Reno, Nevada, United States   Photo by Marcelo Leal on Unsplash “She is quite weak,” I overheard two senior residents say about one of my co-interns. I tried to tune out the conversation—I did not have enough time or mental capacity to comprehend what being “weak” entailed. I was busy writing notes, answering…

  • The Imposters

    Michelle Ponder Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States   We sit behind our desks for ten-plus hours a day … learning … the building blocks of medicine Painting courtesy of Wikimedia Freshly-coated med students across the world both revel and rot in the newfound responsibilities bestowed upon them. Suddenly, they become “the smart one” (especially if they…