From the very first day of medical school, doctors-in-training (residents) are molded into competent practitioners. TV glamorizes this as a nearly overnight process, when in reality becoming a physician with the wealth of knowledge patients expect and deserve takes nearly a decade to cultivate. Ten years are just the start, because I’m only referring to medical […]
Authored during my third year of internal medicine residency (PGY-3).
Walking is man’s best medicine – Hippocrates We’ve all been there. You get home after a full day at the hospital or office, pull out the apartment door keys, and change into comfortable clothes. You know you should get at least 30 minutes of exercise in, but your couch or home office beckons you. Stopping
With only one week remaining in my final month of Wards (adult inpatient medicine), I’m finding the moment bittersweet. Undoubtedly, there’s a sense of nostalgia. I remember my first day of Wards, not knowing the answer when an RN asked me, “Can the patient in room  eat breakfast?” I remember hours spent answering the
I love Internal Medicine residency training. I am blessed to be at a fantastic program. For the past several years, my medical practice – and career – has been molded by attending physicians. I often sought out the “best” teachers/mentors to help. Here’s my guide to pinpointing an invaluable teacher-mentor during inpatient and outpatient clinical
Thought I’d share a photo of my residency program’s GI endoscopy simulator! Earlier today, I had fun testing out some of the EGD and Colonoscopy scenarios on this machine. Once a month, our program allows for “Simulation (sim) Lab.” Essentially, it’s an hour-long block wherein residents practice code blue 90’s, rapid responses, central line insertions,