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, […]
Internal Medicine Residency
“Residency” is a training period that follows medical school. Every licensed, practicing physician in the U.S. must successfully complete three or more years of residency training. This section includes posts authored during or about my time training as an internal medicine resident physician.
It’s extremely helpful and interesting to know the origin of words. People working in medicine are delineated, in part, by their title. It assists patients and professional colleagues in knowing who to trust when information is needed. A key member of the medical team is the doctor, also known as physician. Where does ‘Doctor’ come from?
This weekend has been really relaxing and re-energizing. Weekends are rare during residency, and are exceedingly sparse during the first and second years. This year, my third and final of residency, has ushered in more weekends. It’s been awesome for organizing and cleaning at home. Today, I’ve been able to vacuum, clean the kitchen, and
Writing my 2017 year-end article as a third year resident (PGY-3) is truly something. I find myself reflecting on a myriad of things; vying to be a competent physician, enjoying my first wedding anniversary with my wife Claudia, bringing home our Cavalier King Charles puppy, and finding my niche within the ever-changing landscape of healthcare.
Life in residency is always busy. Time flies by. I am nearly three months into my third and final year of residency (PGY-3). I was scrolling through social media earlier today, and noticed a familiar big announcement: Today ACGME residency programs start receiving applications. #ERAS2018 pic.twitter.com/ScKRMXMt2r — ERAS (@ERASinfo) September 15, 2017 The start of