Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion (TAPSE)

Due to the right ventricle's (RV) unique geometry and cylindrical contraction pattern, assessing its function on echocardiography can be difficult. One of the more simple and reproducible techniques used to determine RV function is...

Finished With My Coronary Care Unit (CCU) Elective

I spent the last two weeks in the coronary care unit (CCU) as part of my first elective. Although the CCU is an ICU, the patients are much more "medical" than surgical, and therefore,...

What Is Moonlighting?

Moonlighting basically entails taking on paid work on top of my normal job. Our program restricts moonlighting hours to ~20 hours per month, so we remain focused on our fellowship at hand instead of...

Finished With Anesthesiology Written Boards

As of this morning (and assuming I passed), I'm officially finished with my anesthesiology written boards. Moving to a new city and starting fellowship made it difficult to study for the exam, but it's...

First Eight Days Of Fellowship

I'm finished with an eight day stretch of days/nights in our combined surgical, burn, and trauma ICU. What an incredible way to start off fellowship! I came to the Brigham to learn a different way...

What’s In My Work Bag 2017?

Here's a rundown of the belongings I carry to work every day as a critical care fellow: Targus CityGear Atlanta messenger bagRepel windproof travel umbrellaBrigham and Harvard ID badges on a lanyardFellow pagerZebra F-301 0.7mm...

Boston Apartment Finally Furnished

Last Thursday, I received my car, washed it, and unloaded all the clothes I had packed into the trunk to finally generated some semblance of a wardrobe. 🙂 More importantly, I received my furniture this...

First Two Days In Boston

My experience of moving to Boston is best described through a timeline: JULY 1ST 6am - 12pm: Very busy security line at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston; however for the first time, I didn't have to...

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