AAP Voices

​​​​​Welcome to AAP Voices, the official blog of the American Academy of Pediatrics, where AAP member pediatricians and others share their perspectives on a wide variety of topics relating to children's health and wellness. ​​

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Molly A. Markowitz, MD
January 24, 2020

As a new pediatric resident working in a busy, urban, primary care clinic, some days feel like absolute bedlam. I can’t remember when to check lead levels. I forgot which vaccines are needed at the 2-month well child check. And the nurse is asking how long before I can see the patient in room 4 as they have been waiting for over an hour. Complete chaos. But it is in moments like these when I forget my endless list of to-dos, that I am able to truly connect with families.

Recently on one such day, I noticed a grandmother did not meet my morning greeting with much luster. I looked up from my computer. “How are you doing?” I asked.

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