Speaking At The Future Physicians For Change Convention

Are you coming to Washington DC to the Future Physicians for Change (FP4C) Convention? Future Physicians for Change (FP4C) Convention will be held in Washington DC, from May 30th to June 1st, 2024. This is a yearly conference hosted and organized by American Medical Student Association (AMSA). At the conference, medical student and other future […]

High School Science Research Fair 2023 – An Unexpected Gift

Dr. Criley (left) and Naomi Kao (right) stand beside Naomi's project on hand hygiene training for elementary school students.

I looked at these beautiful young faces feeling like I reunited with a long forgotten relative or a friend. These kids were sometimes too smart or too quirky, or extremely curious, or too quiet, or too loud, or too critical or too nice and polite. I remember them all, all too well. Some took a few courses, while many others took every single course we offered. There was always something endearing about each one of them. As I looked at their faces, I still could recognize that little person they once were, years ago.

The Emotional Side of Being a Doctor During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr Jasminka Criley providing hospital medical care during COVID19 pandemic.

Hospitalist Shift It was a Thursday evening: a day that was supposed to be one of those “regular” evening shifts. Then, at 6:15 p.m., my first page went off: “Bed 11, Mrs. R., Dr. H. needs to talk to you”. The page came from the COVID section of the emergency department. I immediately called back. […]

Activities of Daily Living: Ah, That Fall!

‘‘Maybe what life is trying to tell you is, ‘‘slow down.’’ In fact, it’s forcing you to do that’’. Now, having been a patient on crutches, I have a greater understanding of how limits to mobility impact daily living on my patients.