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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...

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...

April Is The Cruelest Month – Last Month Of Medicine Wards

At the end of every month, there's always some anxiety about starting the next rotation. Having to work out logistical issues, meeting new residents and attendings, and adjusting to a new schedule are all...

Finished With Nephrology

I'm officially finished with my first rotation as a resident... but I'm going to really miss everyone I worked with this past month on nephrology. Each day posed a new set of challenges in...

Tidbits of Renal Knowledge

Over the last month, I've picked up a lot of factoids on the renal consult service which I'd like to brain dump for future reference: When it comes to measuring proteinuria, a spot protein/creatinine ratio...

Renal Biopsies – Gloms And Stuff

"Glom" (a term we toss around on the renal service) refers to the glomerulus, a nephron's initial filtering component, which is often implicated in renal pathologies like multiple myeloma, amyloidosis, membranous disease, focal segmental...

Medical School – Answers Before Questions

The first year medical students at Baylor Med just embarked on their wonderful journey in medicine. I still recall how much fun I had at orientation and getting acclimated to "being a med student."...

First Residency Paycheck

With three weeks of residency now in the bag, I've reached another milestone - my first paycheck as an intern! Oh how I've missed you, federal/state taxes. 😛 I'm continuing to learn so much about...

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