Browsing Tag

vamc

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 privilege of working alongside an incredible clinical…

Protect Safe VA Anesthesia Care

As a medical student and now as an anesthesiology resident physician, I've had the privilege of serving our veterans at one of the largest Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospitals in the country. These brave men and women selflessly dedicate their…

Last Week On The Chronic Pain Service

Although this chronic pain management rotation has been very relaxed, the month overall has been very hectic with my fellowship interviews. Many days I've had to catch flights immediately after work or, even better, come to work after…

Look Back At 2014 – Starting Airway Rotation

I feel like each successive year in my training is more difficult but more rewarding. 2014 was the year I completed my intern training and proceeded to start clinical anesthesia. With six months of anesthesiology under my belt, I've…

Finished With Regional Anesthesia As A CA-1

I've officially finished my month as the junior resident on the regional anesthesia service. I'll be revisiting this rotation either as a CA-2 or 3, so this was a great opportunity to lay the foundation for whatever follows.

Finished With Internal Medicine Wards – Forever!

April 30th was my last day of internal medicine wards forever, and I can now see the proverbial light at the end of the intern year tunnel. The last day was topped off by a great team dinner at Pasha and some reflection.

First 10 Days Of VA Medicine Wards

Ten days into this rotation, and the struggle is real! It's difficult to really spend as much time as I'd like with patients, teach medical students, or even teach myself when I'm balancing the plans for 8-10 patients. I've definitely…