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Atasha Jordan, MD, MBA Atasha Jordan, MD, MBA (1 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Atasha Jordan, MD, MBA is a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania joint MD/MBA program. Dr. Jordan currently works as a psychiatry resident at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Jordan’s professional interests lie at the intersection of healthcare delivery innovation and behavioral health. In her spare time, Dr. Jordan co-hosts PsychResChat on Twitter and writes about her experiences as a #DualDegreeDoc via her blog www.atashajordan.com.




Announcing the New Resident-Run Twitter @PsychResChat

@PsychResChat is the newest sub-community on Twitter, short for Psychiatry Resident Chat, the brainchild of Dr. Tolu Odebunmi, MD, MPH who is a psychiatry resident at the University of Minnesota. The co-hosts use the account to share information and news relevant to psychiatry residents. Additionally, @PsychResChat is the home of bi-weekly live discussions, aimed at engaging the #PsychResTwitter community.

Night Call

My senior and I had been on night float together for a few weeks. That night, the dimmed lights of the hospital corridors spilled into the workroom which was lit only by my computer screen, but that was enough. Despite the few months that I had been there as an intern, I could describe each inch of this room with my eyes closed.

“PGY3”: How I Coped in the Medical ICU by Making Music

Listen to the track “PGY3” by Dr. Roy Souaid and his band “John Lebanon.” The song started in New Orleans during the American College of Physicians National Conference in May 2018 and has been a yearlong project inspired by street buskers, hospital sounds and jazz. It captures the medical resident’s work flow and is set in the medical intensive care unit at the Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island.

Solitary Confinement and Health: Why It Matters in 2019

Over the last year, our collective minds have been captivated by stories about child and family separation, detainment of citizens and immigrants, and the quality of the health care within detention facilities. These stories have been jarring and traumatic, and have also awoken an important level of national consciousness about the nature of detention. What has not received as much coverage in recent discourse is the ongoing nature of solitary confinement in our justice system.

The Sweet and Sour of Intern Year

Of all the fulfilling and purposeful vocations to pursue, we’ve ended up trying to find our footing in the vast and ever-changing maze of medicine. Propelled by some combination of privilege, perseverance, and circumstance, we became doctors — many of us with the noble drive to heal and support other humans through the physical and spiritual struggles of life.

Wasnard Victor, MD Wasnard Victor, MD (2 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

SUNY Upstate Medical University


Wasnard is a PGY3 Internal Medicine Resident at SUNY Upstate Medical University going into Hospitalist Medicine. He has interests in photography, and both written and performance poetry in the form of spoken word.