Psychiatry

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.

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.

Shining a Light on Medical Student and Resident Depression

During my fourth year of medical school, I was completely unaware that I was suffering from clinical depression. Even now as I write this, I struggle to put my finger on how it all started. Was my appetite the first thing to go? Or the loss of enjoyment in socializing and sex? Maybe it was all three at once. It is truly too hard to tell.

Handshakes and Shaking Doubt: Reflecting on Being a Woman in Medicine

In the 1950s, my grandmother wanted to be a doctor. She asked her father for her dowry money, wanting to use it instead to get her medical degree to become the first female doctor in her hometown. She married another doctor and practiced from an office below her home, accepting vegetables and dry-cleaning services as pay.

A Modest Proposal: There is No Substitute for Time in Medicine

Physician burnout has emerged as an increasingly concerning phenomenon in medicine. As high as 51% of physicians in a Medscape survey report symptoms of burnout. Doctors face higher demands with less time and support. Academic medical centers, which historically have been insulated from outside forces, are now seeing larger patient censuses, leaving less time for physicians to work through each patient’s case carefully.

Kevin Chun, MD Kevin Chun, MD (1 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center


Kevin studied Public Health and History at Johns Hopkins University. He then stayed in Baltimore for another 4 years to finish medical school at University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is currently a second year psychiatry resident at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.