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Last In-House Call As A CA-2

I'm finished with my very last in-house call as a CA-2 (PGY-3 resident), and it was a grueling one indeed! The calls on this pediatric anesthesia rotation have progressively become more demanding as everyone is out on summer break wanting…

Finished With Month Two Of Pediatric Anesthesia

I finished my clinical duties this month with a long stretch of "q2" call shifts, but I survived! Early Monday morning, I sat in an empty post-anesthesia care unit and reflected on the fact that I'm training at the largest pediatric…

Finished With Month One Of Pediatric Anesthesia

I'm done with my first of three consecutive months of pediatric anesthesiology as a CA-2 resident. In four weeks, I've come to appreciate the nuances of perioperative care with neonates, infants, and children of all ages undergoing a myriad…

First Day Of Pediatric Anesthesia

Although I've rotated through different disciplines (trauma, neuro, cardiothoracic, regional, obstetrics/gynecology, pain management), my patients were all adults who could communicate with me. I knew the first day of this rotation would be…

End Of PCU – Beginning Heme/Onc

Friday was my last day in the Progressive Care Unit and marked the conclusion of my 2nd month as a resident. I learned so much about the "art of medicine" from my attendings and was honored to work with a great bunch of colleagues.

Halfway Done With PCU

While the Progressive Care Unit (PCU) is considered to be a harder, more time-intensive rotation, this is the first time I've really felt like a physician. I thoroughly enjoyed my first rotation on the renal consult service, but this…

First Days of PCU

My second rotation as a resident is in the progressive care unit (PCU)... essentially a "step down" unit for the intensive care unit (PICU).