Group Therapy Sessions

Over the past week, I've sat in on several group therapy sessions for those coping with depression, treatment-resistant mental illnesses, and bipolar disorder. Going in, I was expecting run-of-the-mill conversations - "Hello, my name...

First Day of Psychiatry

For the next two months, I'll be hearing the most intimate details of my patients' lives. I will come across those who have lost their grip on reality, those in a situation so dire...

Beginning of Psychiatry

Beginning Monday, I'll be working in the Comprehensive Mental Health Program at the VA Hospital as part of my psychiatry rotation's first month. Guess it makes sense - I ended my internal medicine (IM) rotation...

My Brain MRI

As part of a Baylor Med neuroscience study assessing the relationship between empathy and memory, I got paid $35 to answer some questions and receive a brain MRI this afternoon. I exported the sequence...

Week 2 of ENT Research

I've wrapped up my second week of research at the neurosensory center, and I'm still loving it! In spite of repeating the exact same experiment every day, the two ENT residents I'm working with...

Biophysics of the Cochlear Outer Hair Cell

Undergrad introduced me to an interesting unification of math, medicine, and physics - biophysics. I've decided to spend my short month of ENT research exploring the electrophysiological properties of guinea pig cochlear outer hair...

Finished With Internal Medicine

The VA hospital was an amazing way to end my internal medicine experience, mainly because of how extraordinary my team and attending were! As a parting gift, the VA graciously bestowed me with a...

You’re Not The Surgeon Type

On more than one occasion, I've shared my desire to pursue microsurgery with some of the residents and attendings, and on more than one occasion, I've been told that I just don't have that...

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