Finished With Month One Of Pediatric Anesthesia

I'm done with my first of three consecutive months of pediatric anesthesiology as a CA-2 resident. In four weeks, I've come to appreciate the nuances of perioperative care with neonates, infants, and children of...

San Francisco Match Dual Fellowship Out-Of-Match Process

Similar to the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) match process for residency, the San Francisco Match Program (SF Match) also has a match system for fellowships. Residents rank fellowship programs they interviewed at, and fellowship...

Dual Fellowship Match! Brigham and Women’s Hospital & Harvard Medical School

This afternoon while traveling home on the light rail, I received a notification on my smartwatch. An email notification which, for a brief moment, made me freeze. "Congratulations" was the subject line. I have now...

Chief Anesthesiology Resident

Half an hour before I received my CA-2 in-training exam score last week, I accepted a very humbling offer by my program director to be one of the chief anesthesiology residents for the 2016-2017...

First Week Of Pediatric Anesthesia – CA-2 ITE Results

I'm finished with my third call shift in my first six days of pediatric anesthesia. Varying levels of fatigue have definitely set in, but this falls short of the profound impact the critically ill...

First Day Of Pediatric Anesthesia

Although I've rotated through different disciplines (trauma, neuro, cardiothoracic, regional, obstetrics/gynecology, pain management), my patients were all adults who could communicate with me. I knew the first day of this rotation would be chaotic with the...

Last Week On The Chronic Pain Service

Although this chronic pain management rotation has been very relaxed, the month overall has been very hectic with my fellowship interviews. Many days I've had to catch flights immediately after work or, even better,...

Worst Fellowship Interview Travel Experience

It's 12:45 AM here in California, and I'm tired. Like really tired. My clinical duties from 6:30 AM to ~2:30 PM (no clinic!) were relatively uneventful. Got to do some cool interventional pain procedures (facet...

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