First Residency Paycheck

With three weeks of residency now in the bag, I've reached another milestone - my first paycheck as an intern! Oh how I've missed you, federal/state taxes. 😛 I'm continuing to learn so much about...

ACGME Sleep Deprivation Lecture

As part of the ACGME requirements, residents and fellows had to attend a lecture on sleep deprivation for noon conference today. The speaker discussed the importance of sleep, physiological changes which occur in the...

Finished One Week Of Residency

The best part about working over the weekend (hah, what a grown-up thing to say) is that parking is easy, there aren't any conferences to pause workflow, and I have an excuse to eat...

Day 2 – The Consultant

Day 2 of residency was way more stressful than the first. After morning report, rounds, and noon lecture, I was left alone to run the renal service with an awesome med student. Our attending...

First Day Of Residency

I'm currently writing this post while sprawled on my bed in a haze. My first day of residency is over, and while it wasn't bad, introducing myself as "Dr. Kumar" to patients just sounds......

My Intern Class Is Awesome!

Baylor Med's new anesthesia interns will begin our first rotations on Monday, and I couldn't be happier to be among them! Throughout our (much drawn out) orientations in June, I've realized how lucky I...

Brushing Up On The Physical Exam

Today is my last day of orientation before beginning residency on Monday! After thinking about which aspects of patient care will be relevant to all my medicine-heavy intern rotations. I arrived at something which...

Medicine Intern Bootcamp

Friday's "intern bootcamp" was honestly our first useful day of orientation. We spent the day reviewing ACLS by running mock codes, learned how to place central lines with and without ultrasound, and practiced common...

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