Halfway Done With Heme-Onc

As I young child, I distinctly remember being fascinated by my dad's career in medical technology. Watching the centrifuge separate blood components within a test tube was pretty cool, but I found mounting slides,...

End Of PCU – Beginning Heme/Onc

Friday was my last day in the Progressive Care Unit and marked the conclusion of my 2nd month as a resident. I learned so much about the "art of medicine" from my attendings and...

Halfway Done With PCU

While the Progressive Care Unit (PCU) is considered to be a harder, more time-intensive rotation, this is the first time I've really felt like a physician. I thoroughly enjoyed my first rotation on the...

First Days of PCU

My second rotation as a resident is in the progressive care unit (PCU)... essentially a "step down" unit for the intensive care unit (PICU). This patient population is a stark contrast to the veterans I...

Finished With Nephrology

I'm officially finished with my first rotation as a resident... but I'm going to really miss everyone I worked with this past month on nephrology. Each day posed a new set of challenges in...

Tidbits of Renal Knowledge

Over the last month, I've picked up a lot of factoids on the renal consult service which I'd like to brain dump for future reference: When it comes to measuring proteinuria, a spot protein/creatinine ratio...

Renal Biopsies – Gloms And Stuff

"Glom" (a term we toss around on the renal service) refers to the glomerulus, a nephron's initial filtering component, which is often implicated in renal pathologies like multiple myeloma, amyloidosis, membranous disease, focal segmental...

Medical School – Answers Before Questions

The first year medical students at Baylor Med just embarked on their wonderful journey in medicine. I still recall how much fun I had at orientation and getting acclimated to "being a med student."...

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