First Day of Surgery – Shock Rooms

Today was my first shift in the Ben Taub emergency center (EC), and first real workday as part of the surgery rotation. From 9am to 5pm, a classmate and I helped man the shock...

Finished With OB/Gyn – On To Surgery

Around 3:45pm yesterday afternoon, I officially finished my OB/Gyn rotation. I felt very prepared after having read Case Files, uWise, Boards & Wards, and supplementing BluePrints for additional clarification, but like all shelf exams,...

OB/Gyn Reflection – Patients (Still) Need Me

As part of every core rotation, students are required to write a brief reflection paper about their experiences. I wanted to write about a sentiment I revisited during my OB/Gyn rotation - my need...

Beginning of Benign Gynecology

Saturday morning marked the end of my week on gynecological oncology ("gyn-onc"). A colleague and I came in for morning rounds, got to leave by 10:30am, and I spent the rest of the day...

First Day of Gynecological Oncology

On account of today being the earliest I've woken up since starting my rotations in January, I'll write this post in segments throughout the day. 3:15am - I'm preparing for my first day on gynecological oncology...

Medical School Isn’t That Bad

Oh my gosh, the hours are so long. My attending yelled at me! I have to work a full 12 hour shift! And God forbid, back-to-back 12 hour shifts... including a weekend day?! Why...

People’s Community Health Center

The People's Community Health Center is a resident-run clinic which serves the various primary care needs for people in southwest Houston (80,000+ patients per year) - I'm spending my first week of gynecology here...

Last Day of Obstetrics

Having been the lucky OB student to get the last call night of the month, I stumbled out of the labor and delivery (L&D) wing and went straight down to McDonald's to fuel myself...

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