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Starting My Last Week At Texas Heart Institute

Tomorrow morning, I begin my last week at Texas Heart Institute (THI). Had I chosen to stay in Houston, this is likely where I would have done my fellowships in critical care and adult...

Three Months Of Residency Left!

I'm writing this post on my last true "long call shift" of residency! 12 hours in, and its been a "thrown into the fire" kind of call shift back at the heart institute. It's...

Onto VA Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

As a PGY-4, I have two months on the cardiothoracic anesthesia service at Texas Heart Institute (THI) and just finished my first on a memorable note. I was on call yesterday and had the...

Finished With First Call Shift As A CA-3!

I'm finished with my first call shift as a senior resident. The shift itself was rather uneventful, so I had a chance to study and set up the operating rooms for today's cases. On my way...

Beginning Of CA-3 Year – Back To Cardiothoracic Anesthesia!

It's my first "real" day back on the job, and this time as a senior resident. I'm happy to be back among the cardiothoracic anesthesiologists at Texas Heart Institute which initially spurred my interest...

Last Day Of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia As A CA-2

Tomorrow will be my last day (hooray for leap years) on the cardiothoracic anesthesia service as a CA-2 resident. The last two months have only reaffirmed my love for this particular field within anesthesiology....

Halfway Done With Cardiothoracic Anesthesia As A CA-2

With half this rotation under my belt, I wanted to reflect on how my initial trepidation has transformed into enthusiasm doing cardiovascular anesthesiology. At the end of December, I had been out of the...

First Week Of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

I'm done with just over a week of this rotation, and my goodness, things are finally starting to come together. Having never rotated through these operating rooms as a resident, everything was different! Using a...

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