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(Almost) Finished With Cardiac Anesthesia At The VA!

I have one more day of cardiothoracic anesthesiology at the Veterans Affairs Hospital. Tomorrow's case will also be my most challenging one to date - a descending thoracic aorta aneurysm repair. I'll finally get...

Finished With Week 1 Of VA Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

I'm finished with my first week of cardiothoracic anesthesiology at the Veterans Affairs Hospital, and its been wonderful! Compared to my last month at Texas Heart Institute, the VA usually does only 1-2 cardiothoracic...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

From PGY-1 to CA-1 – Finished With My First Month!

I'm coming off a ridiculously busy Friday call shift, but I wanted to reflect on my first month of being a second year resident (PGY2, or CA1 in anesthesia land). I'll be honest -...

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