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May 12, 2015

Anesthesiology in the Future

Third year is almost over...the final stretch! Surgery is coming to a close after six very long weeks. Pretty soon I will begin my last required clerkship of third year: anesthesiology. Not all medical schools require a rotation in this field of medicine, but can we expect to see anesthesiology removed from medical school forever?

Okay, without being sensationalist, it is quite possible that one day, MDs will not be the ones putting patients sleep for surgery. The Washington Post</...

Posted By: Alexa Mieses  

May 11, 2015

When Uncommon Becomes Common

As medical providers, after a while almost everything can become routine. I am not there yet by any means but on the path to getting there. For me, CHF exacerbations, renal failure, and even some surgeries seem par for the course or "no big deal." Eventually, serious trau...

Posted By: Matthew Marschall  

May 11, 2015

What to Say


It’s the week before my graduation, and even though I’ve had extensive training and practice with what to say and how to speak with patients, sometimes I still get stumped. There are, as there always will be, patients whom ...

Posted By: Annie Chiu  

May 6, 2015

Indiana's HIV/Drug Prevention Program

Indiana has been in the news a lot lately. Sometimes for stupid things, sometimes for smart things. Recently, Gove...

Posted By: Olaseni Ajibade  

May 6, 2015

One Manís Injury is Another Manís Opportunity...

I love working on the weekend night shifts in the emergency department (ED). It seems like that is when all the freaks come out--and no I am not talking about a scene from "The Walking Dead" TV show. I am referring to the unusual number of patients who show up at the ED w...

Posted By: Jimmy Tam Huy Pham  

May 6, 2015

Unexpected Learning


Have you ever started a new rotation, say a surgical rotation, and expected that you will walk away with some experience from that specialty, say learning to perform the best stitches in the world, but walked away learning more about something entirely unre...

Posted By: Jimmy Tam Huy Pham  

May 5, 2015

All Knew the Way; Few Actually Walked It

This month I'm on the endocrinology circuit. As you might guess, our major clients are diabetes mellitus (DM) patients, both type I and type II. Day in and day out, they come in, and we remind them of the "3 rules of diabetes," as my preceptor explains. First is medicatio...

Posted By: Samuel Shapiro  

May 5, 2015

Internal Medicine Clerkship Primer

Internal Medicine is a great rotation to have really at any point in your school year. Having it early can be a tall task, as you really need to pull all of your medical knowledge together. However, this can also be a blessing in disguise, giving you a good base to contin...

Posted By: Matthew Marschall  

May 3, 2015

Decision Fatigue

This past weekend, I caught up on all the stuff I missed from Healthcare Triage. I've mentioned it a few times, but it's pretty useful. Aaron Caroll, the star/head writer is a pediatrican and...

Posted By: Olaseni Ajibade  

May 3, 2015

Internet Overload

We live in an age where information is literally at our fingertips. I remember being in elementary school and having to lug my grandmother's encyclopedia off the shelf in order to prepare a report. Now I just say "Okay, Google," to my phone and I can literally ask the int...

Posted By: Alexa Mieses  

 
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