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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…

First Time For Pure Exhaustion

I've always been unorthodox with regards to my sleeping habits. I tend to stay awake post-call to study, complete chores, and pursue hobbies. After staying awake for 36+ hours, I fall asleep that night with all of my work done. On "regular…

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…