The Emotional Fatigue Of A Code Blue

"Push FAST, GO!" I heard our ICU attending say as we hurled our patient's stretcher down the hall towards a vacant ICU bed. "PEA arrest - as soon as we stop, someone needs to jump...

Don’t Call Me Doctor

Walk through a modern day teaching hospital, and you'll be greeted by a stream of white coats. Pharmacists, technicians, lab workers, researchers, nurse practitioners, social workers, students, physicians, and residents are difficult to tell...

Passed The ABA Basic Exam!

Just got my ABA Basic Exam results - I passed! In true board exam fashion, here is the anticlimactic posting: I'll take the ABA Advanced Exam right after graduating from residency. Hopefully it also goes...

The Weekend Medical ICU Resident

This weekend, I ran most of the medical ICU and had flashbacks to ICU rotations from my intern year. It's a field I was considering from the get-go, but this weekend reinvigorated my interest...

Anesthesiologists Are Old Or Bold – Never Both

My ICU attending, a more experienced physician who has seen the practice of critical care evolve over decades, left me with an interesting thought yesterday. We discussed a potentially difficult airway and the need...

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I'm kicking off my third year of residency ("CA-2" in anesthesia world) working at MD Anderson Cancer Center, one of the top two cancer institutes in the country! As a medical student at Baylor...

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