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All Posts by Nora Ekeanya D.O.

About Nora Ekeanya D.O.

Dr. Nora Ekeanya is currently a psychiatry resident at UMKC SOM in Kansas City, MO. Hailing from Jacksonville, FL, she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Florida and a degree in Osteopathic Medicine from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine- Virginia Campus. She has a personal interest in trauma-informed care, particularly racially-based trauma.

A Reflection on My Time in Residency

A Reflection on my Residency

I knew I wanted to be a physician when I was 5 years old. Whether by parental grooming or destiny, I proudly proclaimed my intents throughout my childhood. I fondly look back on my teenage years spent accumulating accolades to “beef up” my resume and make me stand out in the sea of “outstanding scholars.”

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How to Deal With Social Issues in the Medical Setting

The Elephant in the Room: Social Issues in the Medical Setting

In my short career I’ve learned that, to excel as a physician, you have to do more than be able to regurgitate information. Be an example of comprehensive understanding, cohesion, and humility.

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Dating as a Physician

He looked at me and said in a thick Southern drawl, “Don’t get your honey where you make your money.” I smiled and nodded, never to forget the advice from my friend Chris about dating classmates. It can’t be that […]

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Suffering in Silence: Can Physicians Truly Seek Mental Health Care?

Can Physicians Seek Help for Depression?

It started with nightmares. I would wake up frightened, covered in sweat, and searching my empty room for an intruder. It progressed. I started setting traps on my doors to see if anyone was coming in to my apartment when […]

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Be Prepared Mentally, Physically, and Socially for Residency

Nothing compares to the apprehension of starting residency. Okay – that’s not true, but it’s really high up there on nerve-wracking firsts. I remember my first day as a resident. In a matter of a few hours, I went from […]

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How to Maintain a Professional Image in the Social Media Age

How to Maintain a Professional Image in the Social Media Age | Healthcare Career Resources Blog

“Oh, no!” I said, with a concerned look on my face. “What’s wrong?” he asked. “A nurse I work with just friended me on Facebook. What do I do?” The worst fear I had as a first year resident was […]

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How I Ward Off Depression in Residency

How I Ward Off Depression in Residency, by Nora Ekeanya D.O.

“At least you took a shower today,” I thought, as I slowly put on my pajamas and climbed back into bed. A week had gone by since I last left my apartment, other than to attend some classes, and I’d […]

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Does Race Affect Medical School Acceptance Rates?

Does Race Affect Medical School Acceptance Rates? | Healthcare Career Resources Blog

“I mean… I’m a white guy so it’s harder now for me to get in (to medical school).” My heart sank when I heard these words. As hard I tried, I couldn’t shake the feeling that my medical degree was […]

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How I Balance Residency and Personal Life

Balancing Residency and Personal Life

Most physicians go into the medical field to “help others,” but it’s difficult to find ones who have found a healthy balance between being hard-working experts in their fields and also having a thriving personal life. I won’t say I […]

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