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Experiences from my intern year of residency

Thank You, Frank Kretzer

Dr. Frank Kretzer, an iconic professor at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) for the last 37 years, will unfortunately be leaving his teaching position to address health issues. The current BCM medical students held a ceremony this past week…

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…

Finished With Internal Medicine Wards – Forever!

April 30th was my last day of internal medicine wards forever, and I can now see the proverbial light at the end of the intern year tunnel. The last day was topped off by a great team dinner at Pasha and some reflection.

Stress Dose Steroids, Weaning, and ACTH Stimulation

Stress dose steroids are used in numerous scenarios including adrenal insufficiency, critical care, and the perioperative period. What's important to understand is that the peak physiologic production of steroid (cortisol) is roughly the…

First 10 Days Of VA Medicine Wards

Ten days into this rotation, and the struggle is real! It's difficult to really spend as much time as I'd like with patients, teach medical students, or even teach myself when I'm balancing the plans for 8-10 patients. I've definitely…