Mock Oral Boards

I'll be taking my actual applied exam (OSCE and oral boards) in the spring of 2018, but tomorrow, I'll be taking my first official mock oral board exam with the department. So much of anesthesiology...

Three Months Of Residency Left!

I'm writing this post on my last true "long call shift" of residency! 12 hours in, and its been a "thrown into the fire" kind of call shift back at the heart institute. It's...

Finished With Obstetric Anesthesiology As A CA-3

After completing my call shift this morning, I'm officially finished with obstetric anesthesiology as a resident. I might never do a lumbar labor epidural ever again. 😯 The experience of providing targeted neuraxial analgesia...

Day Before My Last In-Training Exam!

Tomorrow morning at 8 AM, I'll begin the last in-training exam (ITE) of my anesthesiology residency. My initial lack of motivation to study has been largely replaced by desperation fueled by watching many of...

Halfway Done With Neuroanesthesia As A CA-3

It's the middle of the month, the Texans got royally owned by the Patriots in the divisional playoff game last night, I submitted my hospital credentialing for fellowship this morning, and I'm so far...

DNI Without DNR?

"Do not intubate" (DNI) and "do not resuscitate" (DNR) are two different entities. Often times a tenuous cardiopulmonary status or altered mentation requires securing the airway with endotracheal intubation well before full-on resuscitation with advanced...

2017 Anesthesiology In-Training Exam (ITE) Preparation

I have roughly six weeks till my last in-training exam (ITE) of residency. I've taken this exam every February since 2014, and although my PGY-2 and PGY-3 ITEs were incredibly important for fellowship applications,...

Beginning My Final Month Of Neuroanesthesia As A CA-3

Tomorrow I'll be beginning my second and final month of dedicated neuroanesthesia working with a large anesthesia group in Houston at our private, adult hospital. This is the same group I rotated with back...

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