USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK)

With only one rotation left in medical school (my internal medicine sub-internship in January 2013), I have the next few months to attend to my residency interviews and extracurriculars. That being said, I wanted...

ERAS Application Submitted

The Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS ®) opened up the site for submission today at 8am CST. The coming months will hopefully bring many interview invites to all applicants. After all, this is a...

Happy Labor Day 2012

This long weekend was brought to many of us by Labor Day... one of several holidays which I won't have off starting next year. I can't help but think that this year's round of...

Beginning Of Pediatric Anesthesiology

Every medical student has an "audition rotation" - the time they spend rotating through their career of choice. Now it's my turn. The career: pediatric anesthesiology. The mentality: kids are awesome. I spent some...

Personal Statement Near Completion

I've been fidgeting with the content of my personal statement (PS) for anesthesiology since summer break, but I finally had a breakthrough. Overnight I saw my practice in the future - seeing patients and...

USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills

Per the USMLE website, Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) "uses standardized patients to test medical students and graduates on their ability to gather information from patients, perform physical examinations, and communicate their findings to...

Beginning Of CV Anesthesia

The first week of CV anesthesia was relatively uneventful as many of the surgeons were out-of-town on vacation or attending conferences, but I enjoyed being back in the operating room. On my first day,...

Finished With SICU – Onto CV Anesthesiology

Now that I've completed my surgical ICU experience, I have a renewed sense of how pivotal teamwork is in the clinical setting. Coordination between pharmacists, respiratory therapists, nurses, and physicians was absolutely paramount in...

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