Tag Archives: Patient

Responsibility

I’ve often heard the phrase, “Don’t bring your work home with you.”  And I used to think that would be an easy thing to do.  And every day before I leave the hospital, I “sign out” my patients to a … Continue reading

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Night Float

It’s 3 AM.  I’m lying in a dirty call room at the hospital.  My eyes are closed, and I’m just getting into that hazy twilight that precedes sleep when it happens.  BeepBeepBeepBeepBeep….my pager goes off – again. I dial the … Continue reading

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The Scorpion

I’m not sure which was the more terrifying experience for me this week: finding a scorpion in my living room or starting Intern year in the ICU.  We’ll call it a tie. There is such a huge jump from being … Continue reading

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The Doctor is In

In T-minus 3 days, I will see my first patient as a real doctor.  And I’ve never been more afraid in my whole life.  You would think with four years of college and four years of medical school I would be prepared … Continue reading

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Life Lessons that Medical School has Taught Me

As my medical school education comes to a close, I find myself reflecting back on the last four years of my life and the things that I’ve learned.  I’ve learned a lot about medicine – how to diagnose and treat … 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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