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Pamela Petersen, MD Pamela Petersen, MD (1 Posts)

Fellow Physician Contributing Writer

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Pamela is currently completing her fellowship training in Pediatric Critical Care at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. She has always used writing as an outlet and was inspired at a young age by personal experiences to join the field of medicine. With a keen interest in technology, she completed her undergraduate training at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, earning her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering. She then went on to complete her medical doctorate at the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University. In pediatric critical care she has found the perfect melding of her interests in technology and medicine and hopes to be a part of designing the critical care unit of the future. Pamela believes that in medicine especially, reminders of the humanism that inspires people to begin the journey of medical training are essential to becoming the type of physician we all would want treating our own families.

On The Other Side: Resident Physician as Patient

It really doesn’t take much to remind you just how human you are. I utilize the adjective “human” because most believe, both inside and outside of the confines of the medical community, that physicians are entitled and even expected to behave in somewhat robotic ways, with the long hours and constant absorption and dispensation of medical knowledge that often comes with performing the job and doing so well.

Earl Stewart, Jr., MD Earl Stewart, Jr., MD (1 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

Brown University

I am Earl Stewart, Jr., a PGY-3 Categorical Internal Medicine Resident at Brown University. I blog at, I am a published poet, and I recently created the Society of Physician-Poets (SPP), a Facebook group devoted to allowing physicians to share their poetry with other physicians.