Finished With Obstetric Anesthesiology As A CA-3

After completing my call shift this morning, I'm officially finished with obstetric anesthesiology as a resident. I might never do a lumbar labor epidural ever again. šŸ˜Æ The experience of providing targeted neuraxial analgesia...

Day Before My Last In-Training Exam!

Tomorrow morning at 8 AM, I'll begin the last in-training exam (ITE) of my anesthesiology residency. My initial lack of motivation to study has been largely replaced by desperation fueled by watching many of...

Halfway Done With Neuroanesthesia As A CA-3

It's the middle of the month, the Texans got royally owned by the Patriots in the divisional playoff game last night, I submitted my hospital credentialing for fellowship this morning, and I'm so far...

2017 Anesthesiology In-Training Exam (ITE) Preparation

I have roughly six weeks till my last in-training exam (ITE) of residency. I've taken this exam every February since 2014, and although my PGY-2 and PGY-3 ITEs were incredibly important for fellowship applications,...

Beginning My Final Month Of Neuroanesthesia As A CA-3

Tomorrow I'll be beginning my second and final month of dedicated neuroanesthesia working with a large anesthesia group in Houston at our private, adult hospital. This is the same group I rotated with back...

Last Rotation At Texas Childrenā€™s Hospital

The last eight years as a medical student and now as a resident have been filled with timeless memories at Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), and as of yesterday morning, I'm now finished with all...

Working Over Christmas Weekend 2016

Working over major holidays brings together a pretty unique camaraderie among healthcare workers. Physicians, nurses, techs, and ancillary staff support each other to get through these long and often difficult shifts away from their...

Beginning My Apartment Consolidation

With just over six and a half months of residency left, I need to start consolidating things for my move to Boston this summer. I haven't figured out the logistics of exactly how I'll...

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