My internal medicine rotation is off to a pretty good start! I’m 2 weeks in now. I’m working at our VA hospital taking care of patients with complicated past medical histories. All of the patients that our team has taken on since I’ve been here are older men–many with poor lifestyle choices that have led them to where they are now. I’m slowly learning some of the many algorithms for treating COPD, heart failure, and kidney injuries. Since I’ve started, I have definitely grown more confident in my management plans for my patients, and become more comfortable being wrong. No … Continue reading Update: Life on internal medicine
When I signed up for 2 weeks of Trauma surgery in my third year, I just knew it was going to be action packed. I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and be pushed to work under pressure. … Continue reading Trauma Surgery: Expectations vs. Reality
My tips to help you rock the family med rotation/shelf! Continue reading Family medicine wrap up: tips to be successful on this rotation
I spent this weekend in Miami visiting my boyfriend. But the journey getting there was full of L’s (losses)! I felt like I just couldn’t catch a break. After a series of unfortunate events, I missed my original flight and spent the next few hours trecking all over the airport trying to find another flight out. My airline didn’t have any other flights for the night so I was checking with other airlines. I’ve never missed a flight before so I felt like such a failure, like really irresponsible. And of course I’m thinking about study time lost while I’m getting … Continue reading Learning things the hard way
We play a small but mighty role in the lives of our patients! Continue reading How you can make a difference as a medical student on rotations
A week of palliative care has shown me a lot Continue reading Life and Death
My pearls to help you be successful on the OBGYN clerkship & Shelf exam Continue reading What you need to know about the OBGYN rotation
Update on OB, life, and embarrassing moments from the week Continue reading New rotation, new location–one week down!
Peds experience, my Shelf prep, and what’s next for me Continue reading Experience is the best teacher
Pediatrics rotation off to a good start! Continue reading Done with boards and on to the wards!