Cardiothoracic Surgery Week 2

Hey, everyone!  I'm up to my elbows in hearts this week, the second week of my cardiothoracic surgery rotation.  This week focuses on adult cardiac surgery. It was very long, but amazing and eventful day.  In no particular order: This was my third scrub-in.  Scrubbing in is where you're sterile, and at the table with [...]

Guest Post: “The Sickest Patient I Ever Saw”

My classmate Sundance – yes, the Sundance I’ve interviewed twice on video – recently shared with me a letter to her family about her inpatient rotation.  She was kind enough to give me permission to publish it, and I’m sure you’ll see, as I did, […]

Inpatient Hospital Rotation: Epilogue

My inpatient hospital medicine rotation is over, and it ended much differently than it began.  You’ll recall from my inpatient hospital rotation: Day 1 post that the word for hospital internal medicine was chill.  But… […]

Hospital Rotations Begin: Inpatient Medicine – Day 1

I’ve been hearing forever about hospital rotations, but today I finally started my first one: inpatient medicine. Inpatient Hospital Rotation For the last year I’ve worked in clinic settings learning the ins and outs of outpatient primary care.  But for the next two weeks I will be learning about inpatient medicine, […]