Halfway Done With Internal Medicine

Six weeks of internal medicine done. Six weeks left. *Sighs* It seems that each step in my training to become a physician passes at a progressively faster rate. What's worrisome is that the shelf...

First Week at St. Luke’s

I'm on the gastroenterology consult service at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital (SLEH) for the second month of my internal medicine rotation. Last month, Ben Taub General Hospital (BTGH) provided me with the team-centered, primary...

Last Day of IM at Ben Taub

Yesterday marked the end of my first month of clinics - 21 amazing days of internal medicine at Ben Taub. In February, I'll be at St. Luke's working on a consult service to be...

Internal Med – Two Weeks In

Today marks the end of my second week of internal medicine. I'm laying in bed huddled under my comforter while contemplating medical scenarios I'm uncertain how to deal with. For example, how do you respond...

CHF and Coloring

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a two-part disease: "congestive" and "heart failure." By definition, heart failure means that the heart is unable to pump sufficient quantities of blood to the rest of the body....

First Week of Clinics

I had to wait till Sunday to write this post. Why? Because the first week of clinics included being "on-call" on Saturday for my internal medicine team. This really is different from the basic...

Day 2 Of Clinics

Today was my second day of clinics. All I can say is... wow. The hours are long and will take some time to get used to, but it honestly feels like the 1.5 years...

I Am An Internist

Over ten months ago, Dr. Brandt urged my class to "wear the white coat" (coincidentally, she reminds us of this in one of her latest blog posts) on our clinical rotations by dismissing any...

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