pediatrics

Last Rotation At Texas Children’s Hospital

The last eight years as a medical student and now as a resident have been filled with timeless memories at Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), and as of yesterday morning, I'm now finished with all...

Finished With Pediatric Anesthesiology As A CA-2

A final second-call shift tomorrow stands between me and completing this three month rotation in pediatric anesthesiology. What an experience its been! The beauty of working at such a large teaching hospital is the variety...

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...

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...

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...

First Week Of Pediatric Anesthesia – CA-2 ITE Results

I'm finished with my third call shift in my first six days of pediatric anesthesia. Varying levels of fatigue have definitely set in, but this falls short of the profound impact the critically ill...

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 chaotic with the...

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...

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