Intern Year

Juliana Romano, MD Juliana Romano, MD (1 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

New York Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill Cornell Medical Center


Juliana Romano is a current PGY-1 Pediatrics Resident at New York-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree from Villanova University in 2013, followed by her Doctor of Medicine degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 2017. She is interested in pursuing a career in pediatric hematology/oncology and palliative medicine.




Uncle and Doctor: Terms of Endearment or Old-Fashioned Barriers?

On my first day of intern year, my attending corrected me in the hallway after I introduced myself to a patient by my first name. Following this, I sheepishly adopted a habit of saying “I’m Dr. Last Name” when sticking out my hand to greet a patient. In clinic, the nurses call me “Dr. Last Name,” even when saying a casual hello. When you refer to yourself as a doctor enough times, you start to believe it.

Lessons in Medicine, From the Car Dealership

I distinctly remember my drive to the hospital for the first shift of my residency five years ago. It was a night shift, a fact that only added to my trepidation. My brain bounced frantically back and forth among a random assortment of topics of which I lacked, I felt, sufficient knowledge, but which knowledge I felt sure I would imminently be called upon to use in a critical situation.

Blood is Thicker Than Water, But What if the Water is Duke Blue?

On Match Day, you are assigned to a new family for the next three to seven years. This will be the city where you might buy your first home, the city where you may meet the people who will speak at your wedding. An algorithm shuffles you into your assigned place in a new family tree.

Sanyukta Janardan, MD (1 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

Yale School of Medicine


Sanyukta is a resident physician in pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine.