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Labor Day Weekend 2014 – NFL Fantasy Football

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Hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day! I’m off to an early start this morning trying to get some studying in before my swing shift (12pm – 8pm) today. Early parts of swing shifts consist of breaking out my colleagues from their respective operating rooms, so they can grab lunch. Later on, I’ll be helping the call team prep the ... More »

Studying Anesthesiology

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I’m two months into my CA-1 year and only just beginning to learn how to study clinical anesthesiology. In other words, the last two months have been filled with rapid fire knowledge and on-the-spot learning interspersed with some didactic sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays – I feel like I’ve not retained anything. More »

Clinical Fluctuations in the Unconscious

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Medical trainees are taught how to listen to patients’ chief complaints and decide how to pursue a diagnostic work-up. Atypical chest pain, acute appendicitis, kidney stones, and a myriad of other diagnoses all have particular “classic symptoms” patients often reference in their history; however, what happens when patients can’t talk to you? When they can’t tell you exactly where it hurts or ... More »