Finished With Transfusion Medicine!

Another rotation down. Easily my most laid back rotation of intern year, yet I still learned some vital information regarding blood banking, transfusion, adverse reactions, and basic pathology which should serve me well as...

Verizon HTC One M8 – A Practical Review

I'm going to review the new HTC One M8, undoubtedly one of 2014's flagship devices, from a practical standpoint by describing how I used it on my second day of ownership. 5 AM: The alarm...

Mr. Anesthesiologist – Are You Even A Doctor?

After a great city-wide conference this afternoon, I rushed to catch the elevator to begin my journey back across the Texas Medical Center. As the doors opened, an elderly man sat quietly in his...

Typing And Screening My Own Blood!

While fourth year medical students around the country found out if they matched today, I spent the morning doing a type and screen on myself! The blood bank phlebotomist drew some blood, and I...

“Frequent Flyers” To The Hospital

Let me start by saying that this post is not meant to attack the chronic conditions of compliant patients who require frequent hospitalizations. As physicians, we're obligated to "do no harm" and provide the best care...

Finished With Medical ICU – Beginning Transfusion Medicine

My medical ICU rotation was profoundly eye-opening beyond words. I saw many patients teetering on the edge of life-and-death - some regrettably passed away while others literally walked out of the ICU. It was...

Intern Anesthesiology In-Training Exam (ITE)

Its been 18 months since my last anesthesia rotation... way back when I was just starting my fourth year of medical school... and this morning I had to take my anesthesia in-training exam (ITE)....

First Week Of MICU

The medical intensive care unit (MICU) has been incredibly challenging compared to last month in ENT clinic; however, I've found the severity of illness, rapid clinical changes, and having to account for every part...

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