First Week Of Neurosurgery

I'm continuing to enjoy an incredible breadth of cases in neurosurgery - deep brain stimulation in Parkinson's, the orbitozygomatic approach for a middle fossa tumor, ventricular explorations, and laminectomies are some of the latest...

First Day Of Neurosurgery

The first day of any new rotation is always tough, but today was utterly painful from a logistics standpoint. We started rounding at 5:30am, but instead of being able to reset my password for...

Finished Anesthesiology Selective

Two weeks of anesthesiology certainly flew by, and given my interaction with the residents and the nature of the field, I'm really considering it as a career. I should have my USMLE Step 1...

First Week Of Anesthesiology

Over the last week, I've worked closely with five different residents, and each of them has provided me with a great deal of knowledge regarding the career of anesthesiology - both from a med...

First Day Of Anesthesiology

After a 4+ month hiatus, I returned to the operating room and had a blast! I spent the day shadowing an awesome anesthesiology resident in the neurosurgery O.R. who explained everything from pre-op and...

Rosai-Dorfman

Rosai-Dorfman is a very rare condition with unknown etiology characterized by histiocyte-rich lymphadenopathy throughout the body. I had never encountered this disease process before my preceptorship on Thursday and was eager to learn a...

Anesthesiology Selective

Now that Step 1 is over, I'm beginning my group B selectives - two weeks of anesthesiology followed by two weeks of neurosurgery. Although I'm very excited about both, its been several months since...

USMLE Step 1 Experience

The night before the exam, I slept a total of 2-3 hours. After midnight, my mind was racing with everything I learned over the last few weeks. It's like I was consciously consolidating information;...

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