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Anesthesia Senior Resident Call Duties

In our anesthesiology residency program, we rotate across six hospitals in the Texas Medical Center. Our county hospital, a level 1 trauma center, is also our primary teaching hospital and where senior residents do...

Beginning My Last Month Of Regional Anesthesiology

This will be my third dedicated month of regional anesthesiology in residency, and coupled with all the peripheral nerve blocks I've performed on call, it's amazing how far I've come in three short years. I...

Finished With Obstetric Anesthesiology As A CA-3

After completing my call shift this morning, I'm officially finished with obstetric anesthesiology as a resident. I might never do a lumbar labor epidural ever again. 😯 The experience of providing targeted neuraxial analgesia...

First Senior Trauma Call

Friday night was my first senior call in the general/trauma operating rooms at Ben Taub General Hospital. The senior anesthesia resident works with the operating room front desk to coordinate add-on cases posted by various...

Last Shift Of Obstetric Anesthesia As A CA-2!

I'm tired... like really tired. I've been working over two weeks without a true day off. I've got one more call shift beginning this afternoon before I'm officially done with obstetric anesthesia as a CA-2....

First Week Of Neuroanesthesia As A CA-2

Coming back to Ben Taub Hospital is like coming home. Awesome cases, wonderful attendings, and having the privilege of working alongside incredible colleagues from all specialities really makes my time here enjoyable. I just...

Beginning Obstetric Anesthesiology

Today marks my first true day of my two month obstetric anesthesia rotation, and what a way to kick it off - weekend call! I'll have roughly 60 days to master the art of...

Most Well-Rounded Call Thus Far

I was dreading night call on a Friday (the 13th, never the less) at the trauma hospital. Typically the shift is full of people who were involved in violence or reckless behavior - alcohol...

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