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June 11, 2011

Remember Me

“Mrs. K!” I said as I walked into the room. It was another day in surgery clinic. After picking up the patient chart for room #9, I noticed the name printed on the bottom right corner. I remembered Mrs. K fondly from her time on the surgical service a few weeks back. 

At that time I had pre-rounded on her for consecutive days before she went to the OR. In those early morning chats, often before the sun rose, we talked and shared details of how her night went, of her pain level, and of her bowel function. Sometimes frustration surfaced. Because her surgery was non-emergent, it had been bumped numerous times. Yet even though it was non-emergent, he...

Posted By: Jeffrey Wonoprabowo  

June 6, 2011

Medicine: Sometimes It Just Sounds Like a Bunch of Hand-waving

Today I thought I'd share a little physiology with you, compliments of an About.com article on traditional Chinese medicine. It says: The liver is "involved in the smooth flow of energy and blood thr...

Posted By: Alex Folkl  

June 5, 2011

Becoming a Physician for Free

It almost sounds like a late night infomercial or a small non-descript ad in the newspaper. The thought and idea of becoming a doctor without a monetary investment is almost unthinkable at this point, but has recently been a topic of discussion. The New York Times published an art...

Posted By: Joshua Batt  

June 4, 2011

R&R on PM&R

I'm on a Chronic Disease and Disability rotation based in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). It's the first time in 6 months that I've interacted with a live patient (see previous posts about Pathology), and man does it feel great to be amongst the living ag...

Posted By: Carl Streed Jr  

May 30, 2011

Taxing obesity and cigarettes

According to a New York Times article published this week, Arizona, a state which has seen its share of heavy media attention in the past couple of years (see: John McCain's home state, an attempte...

Posted By: Alex Folkl  

May 28, 2011

On to the Next Rotation

My pathology rotation has come to a close. Having spent a month doing autopsies and another month of various pathology electives, I can safely say I do not plan on being a pathologist. Then again, I knew that going into the rotation--sometimes it's important to get valida...

Posted By: Carl Streed Jr  

May 26, 2011

Primary Care Caught in the Political Crossfire

"We're not going to train primary care physicians? What in the world are you thinking? I don't get it." -- Rep. Garamendi (D-CA)

I found myself identifying with the sentiments expressed by Rep. Garamendi a couple of days ago. Earlier this week, the U.S. House of R...

Posted By: Elizabeth Wiley  

May 26, 2011

Learning from Shadows

Recently the first-year medical students wrapped up the didactic portion of their school year. After the exams ended, they began a month of the Freshman Wards Experience. The first years are allowed to rank the different specialties according to their interest. Then they are ass...

Posted By: Jeffrey Wonoprabowo  

May 23, 2011

I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV

For as long as I've been in medical school, my father has been asking me when I'll become a famous TV doctor. Although I figure I probably never will -- as a result of lack of motivation, lack of opportunity, and, let's be honest, lack of talent -- I do sometimes fi...

Posted By: Alex Folkl  

May 20, 2011

While you were waiting...

Physically performing an autopsy doesn't take much time; it could take less than 3 work hours to remove the organs, close up the body, and perform a gross exam. However, leading up to the autopsy and following it takes some time; tasks you'd think would happen more quickl...

Posted By: Carl Streed Jr  

 
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