Admission Day Blues

Tomorrow is our team's second major admission day; we'll receive eight patients plus a possible ICU transfer. While having new patients on the service is great, these tend to be our longest days... and...

First Week of Medicine Sub-I

I almost forgot how rigorous hospital medicine can be, but being back on the wards has been a much-needed reminder why I went into this profession. It's also fun watching the MS2s (who just...

Day 1 Of Medicine Sub-I

What a return to the clinical scene! Although my upper-level resident is switching, I've gotten to know the two MS2s and two interns I'll be working with for the next four weeks. I couldn't...

Night Before Medicine Sub-Internship

All fourth year medical students are required to complete a one month sub-internship (sub-I) in internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, or family medicine. Compared to core rotation students who focus more on interviewing patients, doing...

Finished With My Residency Interview Trail

My journey through the anesthesiology interview trail has been over for two weeks, and since then, I've been comparing each program's pros and cons to help formulate the rank list I'll submit by February...

Residency Interviews Easier Than Medical School Interviews

I'm well into my residency interview trail, and its become evident that these interviews are far less stressful than the medical school equivalents. The notion that I'm now interviewing for a job seemed foreboding...

USMLE Step 2 CK Experience

One of the perils of taking standardized medical exams is the stark contrast between "textbook" and "clinical" medicine. Physicians try to abide by the latest guidelines and evidence-based practices, but this doesn't always translate...

One Week Till USMLE Step 2 CK

Its been almost a month since my last post; I think that's the longest I've gone without an update since starting this blog. 😯 My life has been a balance between residency interviews and...

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