Exceptionality

Pierre Van Zylappreciation, Kicks, residency

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I learned a beautiful new word this week – exceptionalityI am on my community health rotation. One of the best parts of being a resident are the off-service rotations, which means less time at the grindstone of patient care after learning after patient…

Intern Year Recap

Pierre Van Zylboxes, intern year, kids in training, positive thinking, residency

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Intern Year RecapAs my kids end school and I start power- reading to get ready to be a 2nd year resident, I want to take a chance to recap this crazy roller coaster/ transformative/ at times impossible/ at time inspirational year.Top 10 ways to rock in…

Tales from intern year

Pierre Van Zylbecoming a doctor, Mrs MD PhD, residency, resident

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I am now several months into intern year. The first few weeks… months… of intern year almost seemed like a daze. Wake up. Work. Eat, sometimes. Sleep, maybe. Rinse and repeat. It was only a few short months ago, which almost seems like a lifetim…