First Senior Trauma Call

Friday night was my first senior call in the general/trauma operating rooms at Ben Taub General Hospital. The senior anesthesia resident works with the operating room front desk to coordinate add-on cases posted by various...

(Almost) Finished With Cardiac Anesthesia At The VA!

I have one more day of cardiothoracic anesthesiology at the Veterans Affairs Hospital. Tomorrow's case will also be my most challenging one to date - a descending thoracic aorta aneurysm repair. I'll finally get...

Finished With Week 1 Of VA Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

I'm finished with my first week of cardiothoracic anesthesiology at the Veterans Affairs Hospital, and its been wonderful! Compared to my last month at Texas Heart Institute, the VA usually does only 1-2 cardiothoracic...

Onto VA Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

As a PGY-4, I have two months on the cardiothoracic anesthesia service at Texas Heart Institute (THI) and just finished my first on a memorable note. I was on call yesterday and had the...

End Of Staycation 2016

I set a goal to complete the TrueLearn Anesthesiology question bank during this break and just finished a few hours ago! I also reached some important milestones in gaming: This staycation has flown by, and...

Staycation 2016, Pokémon Go, and TrueLearn Anesthesia

I just got back from running around Hermann Park and witnessed the "phenomenon" that Pokémon Go has become. I easily passed a hundred park-goers glued to their smartphones surrounding landmarks in large groups. I'll...

Finished With First Call Shift As A CA-3!

I'm finished with my first call shift as a senior resident. The shift itself was rather uneventful, so I had a chance to study and set up the operating rooms for today's cases. On my way...

Beginning Of CA-3 Year – Back To Cardiothoracic Anesthesia!

It's my first "real" day back on the job, and this time as a senior resident. I'm happy to be back among the cardiothoracic anesthesiologists at Texas Heart Institute which initially spurred my interest...

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