This is a love letter to my colleagues in healthcare. To our med students, our trainees, our physicians, our nurses, our RTs, our pharmacists, our techs, our housekeeping staff. It is a love letter to all of us.
At the beginning, we were called out as heroes. There were signs, chalk drawings on the sidewalk, celebrities posting on IG and Twitter, ribbons. This felt uncomfortable to us. There was a certainty to it; like they were all sure that we would usher them through this unscathed.
Uncomfortable as it was, it also felt good to be acknowledged (if not seen). At the beginning, that acknowledgment fueled us; it made us believe that we were all in this together. That the country had our backs.