Tamara O'Neal

Remembering Tamara O’Neal

In Memory On November 19th, 2018 the BrownCoat family lost one of our own, Dr. Tamara O’Neal, in a horrific act of violence that also took the lives of three others: police officer Samuel Jimenez, pharmacy resident Dayna Less, and the perpetrator of the shooting. We grieve and remember a life so bright and taken

Resident Narratives

What is a Browncoat

What is a Browncoat After years of undergraduate education, followed with more years of medical school, I had matched in my top choice emergency medicine residency program. It was the last of twenty-two interviews I had been on. I received the invitation on just a few days’ notice but I went anyway. I had no

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100 Days: The Resiliency of the Kenyan Physicians’ Strike

The wheels of my suitcase were the only audible noise in the corridors of Kenyatta National Hospital. On our first day in Nairobi, as we made our way through the clinics to the lecture hall, a shortcut led us to the Accident & Emergency (A&E) Department. Preceding our trip, we had heard stories about the

Leah Davis

Remembering Dr. Leah Davis

Dear friends, I knew Leah as the most kind hearted, loving, optimistic person that I have ever met.  She was an excellent doctor, combining her knowledge with her empathic personality which gave her patients calmness in times of stress.  She had an inquisitive mind and always asked why and how?  This was a great thing

Leah Davis

Remembering Dr. Leah Davis

This is a letter to Leah and to everyone else who may have ever crossed paths with her. This is also my therapy. I haven’t fully accepted that Leah is gone. I cannot even begin to make sense of it. This must be a nightmare and I’m going to wake up and all will be

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Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?

Ten years ago I decided I wanted to become a doctor.  At least that’s where it started. Ten years ago this weekend, Hurricane Katrina destroyed the city that I had grown to love.  I was part of Tulane EMS, assisting student refugees in Jackson, Mississippi on the day the storm made landfall.  The day I