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The Greek Alphabet in Waves


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Samuel A. Kareff, MD, MPH

Samuel A. Kareff, MD, MPH

The first 6 months of fellowship in a nutshell:

Waves.

July

A move back to the waves of the Atlantic

Calmly and incessantly recoiling while

The Greek alphabet regains traction.

August

The fallout of

Delta.

Telemedicine for goals of care,

While reciting the ABCs of chemotherapy.

September

Boards, then the first overnight call

From home.

What(‘s) a blast!?

October

More vocabulary:

Marrow aspirations,

Intrathecal injections,

Ommaya reservoirs.

November

A respite from

The Greek letters.

In-person meetings—masked,

But meaningful.

December

The Atlantic churns again.

Wave after wave

Of guilt,

Of fear,

Of exhaustion.

Samuel A. Kareff, MD, MPH

Acknowledgment: The author thanks Dr. Estelamari Rodriguez and Dr. Christine Berg for their thoughtful insight and encouragement.

Dr. Kareff is a Fellow in Hematology/Oncology at the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami. 

 


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