Stop Berating Other Programs At Interviews

As members of admissions committees, we're obligated to provide applicants with an informative and representative experience of what our respective training opportunities are. Since applicants matriculate to a single program, they often want a rundown...

Experiences at the American Society of Anesthesiology’s (ASA) 2016 Annual Meeting in Chicago!

I'm sitting at the gate in O'Hare airport waiting for my flight back home to Houston and wanted to reflect on my experiences at ASA's 2016 annual meeting. The last several days have been such...

Packing For ASA Annual Meeting 2016!

Tomorrow morning, I'll be flying out to the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting 2016 in Chicago! Over 15,000 anesthesia professionals from roughly 100 countries will be learning skills, promoting new techniques and gadgets,...

Senior Presentation – Challenging Dogmas In Anesthesiology

Our anesthesia program's senior residents are required to give a 30 minute presentation on a topic of their choice at our department's weekly Grand Rounds. My presentation is in six weeks, and I've spent...

First A Human, Then A Doctor

"You don't have to ! You're a !" Many hospital workers have stopped me from mopping the operating room, taking out the trash, or even helping with relatively minor tasks because of my position....

Who Is Mallampati?

Dr. S. Rao Mallampati is an anesthesiologist well known for creating one of the most widely accepted pre-operative airway assessments in clinical practice. His original paper correlates the "ability to visualize the faucial pillars,...

Beginning Massachusetts Initial Physician Licensure and DEA Certification

I wanted to give you all an idea of what I'll be doing over the next ~6 months to obtain a Massachusetts medical license and drug enforcement administration (DEA) certification prior to beginning my...

Merck Journal Club – Sugammadex

Merck hosted our first journal club of the academic year yesterday evening at Sullivan's Steakhouse. The topic: "Clinical Considerations in Neuromuscular Blockade Management" with an emphasis on sugammadex (Bridion). For years, this drug has been...

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