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Rachel Pearson
MD/PhD. Pediatrician, historian of medicine, homesick Texan. Essays for Author of No Apparent Distress.
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I told my mom that I’m going onto the nephrology service and she was like, “Bumps on heads?!?”
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Rachel Pearson Sep 18
Such a kind read, and quickly turned into a thread of super-nerd fun.
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Rachel Pearson Sep 18
Replying to @RyanGamlin
The pharmacy can tube you ibuprofen. The nurses on L&D can tube you a tampon. It’s magick.
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Beto O'Rourke Sep 18
4 in 10 Texas school teachers have to take a job outside the classroom during the school year to meet family expenses. Considering everything they do for our kids, let's finally start paying teachers a living wage.
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Rachel Pearson Sep 18
SICK BURN
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Rachel Pearson Sep 18
My PCP just used the phrase “you’ve already crossed that Rubicon” in reference to my potential future fertility.
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Rachel Pearson Sep 18
Oh cool, cool cool. Epistemic. On it.
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Rachel Pearson Sep 18
Also have I been saying “epistemological” all my life when I could’ve just said “epistemic?” 🤦🏻‍♀️
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Rachel Pearson Sep 18
Y’all let’s be the MD/PhD apostles of epistemic gentleness.
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Colleen Farrell, MD Sep 16
This is the of medical training. I know this feeling so well. Thanks for writing this, and for teaching about moral injury and how to process it.
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Rachel Pearson Sep 17
Replying to @vidyavis
I share that hope, and I think we can be more human, more open, more honest in our mentorship. Med students go through so much!
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Rachel Pearson Sep 16
Replying to @nereidcastillo
Man. Thanks for writing. It means so much for the story to be recognized and for it to help somebody out. Hang in. ❤️
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Rachel Pearson Sep 14
This story rings bells. It is both troubling and reassuring that --an attending whom I trust completely not only to help the kids we care for but also to train me as a pediatrician--has gone through
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AAP News Sep 13
New data shows 17.5% of children live in poverty. The news comes as advocates for Congress to .
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Rachel Pearson Sep 13
Every pediatrician should listen to this podcast from It made me angry, and got me fired up to keep on writing those letters to my patients' schools.
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Rachel Pearson Sep 7
More power to Estela.
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Rachel Pearson Sep 7
I just cleaned the fridge like effing THOR! 💪🔨🔥
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Rachel Pearson Sep 7
Replying to @TheScanimal
Ewww wow geez cool yuck thx
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Rachel Pearson Sep 7
Oh yes there IS a gelatin-free gummy vitamin D for all y'all's observant Muslim girls with Vitamin D deficiency! Thanks to the excellent for helping me help another kid today.
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Rachel Pearson Sep 7
Yikes.
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