Finished With General Surgery

I've not written anything for a long... long time. It's probably the longest I've gone without reflecting about my encounters on the wards, but for those who've rotated through general surgery, you already know...

End of Pediatric Surgery

Since there were no procedures scheduled for the operating room yesterday morning, I was dismissed after morning rounds - my last day of pediatric surgery. 🙂 I've summed up most of my thoughts regarding pedi...

Palliative Care Experience

Last Thursday, a good classmate and I had the privilege of visiting a patient with metastatic cancer for our mandatory "palliative care experience." Under the guidance of an attending physician, we explored how the...

Week 1 of Pediatric Surgery

If there's one thing I've learned in my first week of pediatric surgery, it's my inability to deal with the fact that young children are capable of such horrible illnesses. It disgusts me to think...

First Day Of Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric surgery is shaping up to be an excellent two weeks of variety and choice. Sure, we have to get in around 5:30 each morning to collect vitals on our 35+ patients, but after...

Finished With Emergency Medicine

Unilateral facial pain with some subjective fevers, diaphoresis, and numbness/tingling in the same region. "So what medications are you taking?" I noticed the disproportionate opening of his mouth as he answered." While we joked...

Last Shift In The E.R.

T-minus two hours till the E.R. portion of this surgery rotation is over. I worked yesterday 7a-7p and had the morning/afternoon to finish reading the NMS Surgery Casebook today, but being ever-so-absent-minded, I left...

Overnight EC Shift

Yesterday was Baylor Med's first round of interviews for incoming medical students, so I naturally jumped on board to give basic science and clinical tours. Interviewing and giving said tours when I was an...

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