Tag Archives: Medical Specialty

Doctor for a Month

So I’ve officially been pulling off this whole “doctor” thing for a month!  It has gone very fast, but yet it feels like forever.  I’ve gotten less sleep, skipped more meals, and cried more times that I can count.  But … Continue reading

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Better

Last night I was asked by a patient, “How long have you been a doctor?”  My reply:  “Three weeks sir.”  If that doesn’t instill confidence in a person, I don’t know what will. But it has been only three weeks. … Continue reading

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Becoming a Doctor

It’s official.  I’m FINALLY  a doctor.  And, I’ve got to say, it’s pretty much exactly as I pictured it would be.  Now I can just relax and start cashing my giant paychecks.  I’ve basically just been too busy deciding what to … Continue reading

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Neuro ICU

Things I’ve Learned This Month Don’t ride a motorcycle without a helmet. Don’t ride a motorcycle even if you have a helmet. Just don’t ride a motorcycle. Alcohol and guns don’t mix. Russian Roulette is never a good idea. Think … Continue reading

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Match Day

Last Friday was “Match Day.”  It’s the day every year when all medical students find out where they will be going for residency.  Kind of a big deal.  And it’s a very complicated process that no matter how many times I … Continue reading

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Coma

This month I’m on Neuro ICU.  For those of you who don’t know exactly what that is, I am working with a Neurointensivist who specializes in neurological disorders in a critical care setting.  The majority of our patients have either … Continue reading

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Cancer

This month I’m on “Hem/Onc,” aka Hematology and Oncology aka blood disorders and cancer.  A long, long time ago I really thought I wanted to go into Pediatric Oncology.  I slowly realized I didn’t want to work with kids or … Continue reading

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