Recent Posts

May, 2016

  • 26 May

    Critical Care Anesthesiology Match 2016

    Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Although I accepted my fellowship offer out-of-match earlier this year, today was the official San Francisco Match Day for people still waiting for their critical care anesthesiology match results! It’s official now! 🙂

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  • 25 May

    Protect Safe VA Anesthesia Care

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    As a medical student and now as an anesthesiology resident physician, I’ve had the privilege of serving our veterans at one of the largest Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospitals in the country. These brave men and women selflessly dedicate their lives to protect our homeland and rightfully deserve the best possible …

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  • 22 May

    My First Cross-Cover Page As An Intern

    Cheesy pic while writing progress notes

    I had a great conversation with one of the PACU nurses yesterday about the new crop of interns starting in July, and if/how it affects workflow and patient safety. I shared a story about my first cross-cover page as an intern. At the time, it was super stressful, but in …

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  • 19 May

    Nexus 6P and Pixel C On Android N Developer Preview 3 – File Based Encryption

    Pixel C Box

    Google I/O 2016’s keynote was yesterday, and while it was fairly light in announcing immediately available updates/products, there are some great things in the pipeline! I’ve been running Android N Developer Preview 3 on my Nexus 6P and Pixel C devices for the last day (with file-based encryption enabled), and I can …

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  • 18 May

    New Operating Room Shoes – Brooks Launch 3

    Brooks Launch 3 shoes

    I’ve been a Nike fan my whole life but owned a pair of Eccos to wear around the hospital as a medical student. I loved those shoes, but they were a little too “formal” for my liking and ultimately fell apart over a year ago. I began wearing my old basketball …

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  • 13 May

    Preparation For The ABA Advanced Board Exam

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    As a follow-up post to preparing for the ABA Basic Exam which I took between my CA-1 and CA-2 years, I’ll be taking the Advanced Exam a month or so after finishing residency (~ July 2017).

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  • 12 May

    Local Anesthetic For Starting Peripheral IVs (PIVs)

    My local anesthetic friends for the last month

    I wanted to expand on a previous post regarding the placement of peripheral intravenous (PIV) catheters. Some use a small wheal of local anesthetic to minimize discomfort associated with the IV needle placement in awake patients… especially for large IVs.

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