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Characteristics To Achieve Success

A few weeks ago, I did a Q&A and was asked a myriad of questions regarding COVID-19, study tips, etc. However, one question, in particular, stood out to me: "What do you think are some...

On Being An “Expert”

I've come to appreciate the paradox of medicine - the more one knows, the more one realizes how much is unknown about pathophysiology and the homeostatic mechanisms that govern our physiology. Over the years,...

Progress Notes Are The Best “Scutsheets”

On a busy ward or intensive care unit rotation, new physicians beginning their intern years quickly realize that staying organized and balancing large patient loads with bedside patient care, preparing for rounds, signing notes/orders,...

Certification In Medical Quality (CMQ) Exam Process

The American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ) offers a Certification In Medical Quality (CMQ) designation which I was interested in pursuing. Anesthesiology is at the forefront of medical specialties when it comes to patient...

Determine Your Fixed Monthly Expense

Besides focusing on ways to increase income, I think it's just as important to periodically evaluate one's fixed monthly expenses. In general, I try to place as many expenses on my credit card as...

Financial And Insurance Tips For New Attending Physicians

One of the unfortunate aspects of physician training is that although we spend countless years and dollars learning how to become competent clinical decision-makers, there aren't many lessons on financial management. As new attendings,...

3 C’s Of Code Blues – Calmly Communicating With Confidence

Code blues requiring advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) can be anxiety-ridden for anyone. This post will not discuss the actual algorithms but rather what I call the "3 Cs" of running a good code...

Tips For Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology (ACTA) Fellowship

Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology (ACTA) is a one year fellowship following the completion of an anesthesiology residency. The application process is run by San Francisco Match (SFMatch) and begins in November of the applicant’s CA-2 year. Compared to...

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