PGY-4 (CA-3 & Chief Year)

Hours Before Residency Graduation

I'm sitting at home a few hours before my residency graduation reflecting on the many memories of residency while writing brief introductions for the faculty awards I'll be presenting at the ceremony. I still...

One Week Till Residency Graduation

In less than six days, I'll be graduating from my four year categorical anesthesiology residency at Baylor College of Medicine. The ceremony will be at River Oaks Country Club. My co-chief-residents and I will...

Anesthesia Senior Resident Call Duties

In our anesthesiology residency program, we rotate across six hospitals in the Texas Medical Center. Our county hospital, a level 1 trauma center, is also our primary teaching hospital and where senior residents do...

Beginning My Last Month Of Regional Anesthesiology

This will be my third dedicated month of regional anesthesiology in residency, and coupled with all the peripheral nerve blocks I've performed on call, it's amazing how far I've come in three short years. I...

Starting My Last Week At Texas Heart Institute

Tomorrow morning, I begin my last week at Texas Heart Institute (THI). Had I chosen to stay in Houston, this is likely where I would have done my fellowships in critical care and adult...

Boston Trip – Apartment Hunting

I got home early this morning after spending Monday afternoon and Tuesday looking for places to live in Boston. It was a great opportunity for me to explore the city, navigate the (extensive) public...

Mock Oral Boards

I'll be taking my actual applied exam (OSCE and oral boards) in the spring of 2018, but tomorrow, I'll be taking my first official mock oral board exam with the department. So much of anesthesiology...

Three Months Of Residency Left!

I'm writing this post on my last true "long call shift" of residency! 12 hours in, and its been a "thrown into the fire" kind of call shift back at the heart institute. It's...

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