Medical residency training is an amazing opportunity, filled with a lot of stressful scenarios that test your knowledge and grit. I have had the pleasure of working with some excellent Fellows in the various subspecialty fields, including one in particular from the Critical Care Medicine department. Knowing that I am pursuing a Gastroenterology fellowship position, he went through the effort to give me this textbook just a … Continue reading A Thoughtful Gift!
With the new year fast approaching, I felt that the weekly “New Horizon” photo challenge was apropos. Internal Medicine residency is a perpetual cerebral challenge, involving new and interesting medical cases and an abundance of clinical situations where knowledge is not only pushed to the limit, but expanded. I love what I do, and the opportunity to train with many amazing physicians, as well as learn from … Continue reading The Maturation of a Physician
As a senior internal medicine resident on night float and overnight call, I’m responsible for running to codes and rapid responses. Rapid responses at my institution are critical patient situations that require urgent bedside attention for things like symptomatic supraventricular tachycardia, new typical chest pain, hemodynamic instability, etc. Today after work, I wanted to brush up on my ACLS protocol knowledge. I reviewed the American Heart Association’s … Continue reading ACLS Protocols
It’ll take some time to shake the feeling of being the “Intern” after twelve months with that role. One of my primary goals for intern year (first year) was to learn the fundamentals of real-world medical practice. If I had to choose a few from a long-list, some fundamentals would include: recognize life-threatening and other urgent but common conditions, treatment, and speaking to patients and families about their … Continue reading PGY-2 Life And Decisions