Finished With Family Medicine

After submitting two papers Friday afternoon, I officially finished my month of Family Medicine. It was a fantastic experience, and I learned a lot about the “patient centered medical home” (PCMH) with regards to...

Halfway Done With Family Medicine

Family Medicine has been my first real outpatient experience, and two weeks of clinic have certainly flown by! My preceptors have been incredibly gracious in taking time to teach me tricks to the physical...

Beginning Family Medicine – Back To Katy

After commuting 60 miles round trip to the Texas Medical Center for a year, my Family Medicine rotation has given me an incredibly nice reprieve - the clinic I'll be working at is down...

Reflecting One Year Into Clinical Rotations

The last year of clinics have been full of successes and failures. I've helped patients and learned a lot, but I've also come up short when it mattered most. One year ago, I wrote a...

Shelf Exams – Fair Assessments of Clinical Knowledge?

After taking clinical shelf exams in Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, OB/GYN, and Surgery, I've arrived at a conclusion which may be shared by others who, like me, aren't gifted test takers - multiple choice exams...

Finished with Neurology

Yesterday evening... after admittedly pulling an all-nighter to cram for the departmental exam... I finished my neurology rotation. Between Thanksgiving Break, no weekend responsibilities, and the rotation being only a month long, I only...

My First Lumbar Puncture

After table rounds this morning, one of the residents asked me if I wanted to do a bedside lumbar puncture (LP). I instantly jumped at this opportunity and proceeded to gather the patient's consent,...

Halfway Done With Neurology Rotation

Neurology has gone by so quickly! Our hours are great, we don't work on weekends, and a lot of each day is spent traveling to and from lectures/conferences at the main campus. After morning...

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