Author: Stephanie Louka, MD


Resident Physician Contributing Writer

VCU Health


Stephanie Louka is a PGY-3 at VCU Health in Richmond, VA. She earned her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA and earned a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia in 2001. She is an active life-member of the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad in her hometown of Virginia Beach, VA. Her husband, Amir Louka, is also a PGY-3 Emergency Medicine Resident at VCU Health. Together they author the blog TeamLouka.com, which focuses on life in EMS and Emergency Medicine.



Ups and Downs of My Intern Year in Emergency Medicine

Everyone warns you that intern year is hard. It’s a year of little sleep, a rollercoaster of emotions both good and bad. Frustration and guilt in wanting to know everything now because everything you don’t know might be what matters for this patient, this time. And tremendous successes. Some of the things I did this year, I really can’t believe I was able to do. And survive.