Internal Medicine

Anna Stecher, MD Anna Stecher, MD (1 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

Oregon Health and Science University


Anna is a PGY-2 in Internal Medicine at OHSU in Portland, OR. She has degrees in anthropology and medicine which she hopes to put to good use as she pursues a career in palliative medicine. Besides gardening, drawing, reading, and watching Game of Thrones on repeat, Anna spends a significant amount of time cuddling her three geriatric rat terriers.




Battling Burnout and Our Quest for Perfection

Two months ago, I woke up one morning at 5:30 a.m., as usual. I played my gym motivation playlist in the shower, ate oatmeal for breakfast, and headed out the door, as usual. I swore at the car that swerved into the lane in front of me without signaling, as usual. An hour later, I pre-rounded on one of my favorite patients, a man with wide, childlike eyes who had a great deal of difficulty expressing his feelings.

Kshama Bhyravabhotla, MD Kshama Bhyravabhotla, MD (1 Posts)

Resident Editor

Tulane University School of Medicine


Kshama Bhyravabhotla is a Med-Peds intern at Tulane University in New Orleans who is passionate about underserved patient care and teaching. When she's not at work, she can be found watching Atlanta sports, discovering good street art and live music, and alternating between eating her way through the city and running the calories off.