Half Way Finished With SICU

I'm staring at a crazy patient census to start my second-half of this SICU rotation. 😯 Now that I've become acclimated to how things operate from a logistics standpoint (discharge criteria, admissions, trauma, etc.),...

The Ring Destroyer

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is how Sauron's Ring of Power met its demise... not to mention any ring that needs to be removed in the SICU. 🙂

Beginning Of SICU Elective

I've walked through the SICU on my core rotations, but it wasn't until this week that I realized how ill some of the patients really are. Its been fun working with the new interns...

Third Year of Medical School in Retrospect

This post concludes my time as a third year medical student (MS3) and aims to reflect on a few milestones I've encountered over the last twelve months of clinical rotations (links to summaries of...

Why Anesthesiology?

With residency applications opening in the coming months, it's about time I stopped bouncing between career choices and settle on one. I've finally decided on anesthesiology. THE THOUGHT Anesthesiology was always in the back as I contemplated surgical...

Surgery And Pediatric Rotation Notes

During my surgery and pediatrics rotations, I wrote down things related to practice questions I did and compiled them into a PDF for anyone who wants to review the "high yield" topics without having...

Developmental Milestone Exercise

Today was my first day of outpatient pediatrics, and right from the get go, my attending had a mission to make me about a pediatric clinic visit from all aspects. She showed me the...

Family Centered Rounds

Over the last two weeks, I've been exposed to the art of "family centered rounding." Many pediatric hospitals around the country are incorporating this approach of diagnosis and treatment into their daily routines, and...

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