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. I’ll explain a particular highlight of 2017, relating to personal … Continue reading 2017 In Review
Matching into a three-year clinical Gastroenterology fellowship program is a dream come true. Match Day was December 6th, 2017. I remember anxiously driving home to meet my wife Claudia and puppy Chloe so that everyone was there to hear the news as soon as I pulled up the NRMP 2017 Medical Specialties results online. Sitting down at my desk, I opened Chrome and started to … Continue reading I Matched into GI Fellowship!
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 a brand new cycle of residency applications is a momentous … Continue reading Fellowship Candidacy
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
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