Halfway Done With Emergency Medicine
My stint of night shifts was front-loaded this month, and now I’m in the midst of my 5pm-1am critical care shifts. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to regaining my normal sleep-wake cycles in the coming week… especially because I really need to focus on Step 3 preparation. Blah.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with the emergency medicine (EM) residents and attendings. They’re a vibrant and laid-back group comparable to the anesthesiology faculty I’ve worked with. No surprise that a lot of anesthesia and EM residents were considering each other’s specialties at one point in med school.
In two weeks at our level 1 trauma center, I’ve already had the opportunity to do so many procedures: central lines, paracenteses, nerve blocks, laceration repairs, pelvic exams, bedside ultrasounds, and ACLS to name a few. It’s also nice that medical students and PA students are rotating with us, so I have plenty of opportunities to do some teaching. 🙂
Just wanted to drop this quick entry prior to heading out for my shift. Hope everyone is enjoying the NBA Playoffs!