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First Day Of Neurosurgery

The first day of any new rotation is always tough, but today was utterly painful from a logistics standpoint. We started rounding at 5:30am, but instead of being able to reset my password for...

End of Surgery Rotation

It's the rotation that I was waiting for since January... the three months which would show me whether or not the career I wanted to pursue coming into medical school was really my best...

Thorough Ear History and Exam

Hearing loss, "ringing" in the ears, and dizziness/vertigo are three of the most common things I've seen in the ENT clinic, and a proper workup during the initial encounter can provide valuable information regarding...

Total Parotidectomy

A brief walkthrough of a total parotidectomy (removal of the parotid salivary gland). You can easily visualize the sternocleidomastoid and masseter muscles, carotid artery, and the major branches of the facial nerve - a...

Ophthalmology Exam

Ophthalmology. O-p-h-t-h-a-l-m-o-l-o-g-y. Yes, the word has two 'h's in it. Apparently, this fact is very high yield for testing purposes. 😀 Today will be an interesting day - urology lecture in the morning, a few...

First Week of ENT

I'm halfway done with my ENT surgery selective, and as expected, I'm really enjoying the experience! A classmate and I recently watched a stapedectomy, a procedure in which the stapes, the smallest bone in the...

Finished With General Surgery

I've not written anything for a long... long time. It's probably the longest I've gone without reflecting about my encounters on the wards, but for those who've rotated through general surgery, you already know...

Week 1 of Pediatric Surgery

If there's one thing I've learned in my first week of pediatric surgery, it's my inability to deal with the fact that young children are capable of such horrible illnesses. It disgusts me to think...

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