As interview season slows down (at least for most specialties), it’s time to start putting together your rank list and deciding on where you want to do your next few years of training! It’s exciting but also a bit nerve-wracking … Continue reading Choosing a residency program
Hey! It’s been a while since I’ve written, I’ve been doing more videos and honestly haven’t been feeling very open lately, which I won’t apologize for (and you shouldn’t either if you ever feel the same way). The past several … Continue reading Updates: New rotation, STEP3 prep…is it nap time yet?
Turns out I’m ending 4th year on a more somber note than I expected. I really didn’t know what to expect from a Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) rotation this time last year when I was scheduling it as my last rotation. I’m two of four weeks in and to say it’s been sad would be an understatement. Before this rotation, I had never been faced with so much sickness and death in a short span of time. I’d only had one patient die since starting my clinical rotations. But the patients in the MICU are so sick; many of … Continue reading Update: MICU rotation
To start off for those who don’t know, ambulatory medicine = outpatient medicine. This rotation at my school is 4 weeks and it’s with the Internal Medicine department. Some of my classmates that are at regional campuses are working with one doctor doing only one aspect of Internal med–nephrology for example. I’m doing the rotation at the main hospital at my institution along with 10-15 other med students, so our experience is a little more mixed. On the first day we all got schedules that detailed our clinic assignments for each day of the week. Every morning and afternoon, I’m … Continue reading Update: Ambulatory Medicine Rotation
It’s officially the end of my vacation block and time for me to start doing real work again. I have 2 more rotations to complete before the end of my duties as a medical student! Tomorrow begins my Ambulatory Medicine clerkship, which will be made of smaller rotations through various Internal Medicine clinics such as Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, etc. I’ve definitely enjoyed my time off, but I’m ready to get back into the workflow again because the sooner I start, the sooner I finish, and your girl is ready to be DONE! I guess I’m also looking forward to the … Continue reading Last Stretch!
The past 2 weeks I’ve been on my Emergency Medicine (EM) rotation, which is a 4th year rotation at my med school. I’m working at what I think would be considered a rural hospital, but it’s a level 2 trauma … Continue reading The best of my Emergency Medicine rotation
Hello from the other side! The biggest hurdle of my 4th year of medical school is complete! I took USMLE STEP 2 CK (clinical knowledge) this past Wednesday in Atlanta–at the same place I took STEP 1 for added nostalgia. … Continue reading My take on STEP2, visiting family, and starting a new rotation
Congratulations to all of the recent graduates! From High school, college, various health professional schools, etc. It’s not easy. If you’re done with school forever, I definitely envy you. This post is for college students, recent college grads who aren’t … Continue reading How to make the most of your summer(s)
I believe that as much as we are taught about path/pharm/micro and disease processes and how to work up different patient complaints, our medical education should also include discussions about unconscious bias and how it plays a role in our medical decision making. We all have biases that cause us to automatically think a certain way about a patient the second we walk through the door, and if we don’t recognize them, they can limit or alter the options we offer to our patients. We may also slip and say the wrong things to our patients (microagressions). Our biases can … Continue reading How I used my voice to make a difference at my school
Finally internal medicine has come to an end Continue reading Internal Medicine, a different beast