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Dr. Couz

To get into medical school, you have to be well-rounded. It's pretty much an admission requirement. Ironically, it doesn't take much time for medical school to beat the well-roundedness out of you.
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Testing, Testing, 1,2,3... ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Testing, Testing, 1,2,3... I'm not even sure how to do this anymore. And I doubt anyone is still listening. But apparently, Blogger will let blogs lie dormant for 2 years ... Read on »
Miss Me? It's been a busy t ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Miss Me? It's been a busy time since I last posted. I finished residency. For good. I worked full-time at a walk-in clinic, which made me realize several things 1. I can ... Read on »
You Can't Make This Stuff Up ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc You Can't Make This Stuff Up A gem from my job-search tour... Here's the scene. I'm touring a beautiful office of the Family Health Team attached to the hosp ... Read on »
The Home Stretch I am 1 ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc The Home Stretch I am 10 shifts away from the end of residency. Finally, I feel like things are coming together. Well, on some shifts I do. Other shifts, like today, ... Read on »
Time to Fess Up. I didn't p ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Time to Fess Up. I didn't pass. There, I said it. It's official. I'm okay with it. I know that it was a long shot. It was still a hit to the pride (hell, I think the l ... Read on »
Bitter Barn: Population, Me. ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Bitter Barn: Population, Me. I am SO done with this residency shit. I am tired of having no control over my life. I am tired of working my ass off f ... Read on »
So What Else am I Doing? No ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc So What Else am I Doing? Now that I finally have time to talk about things OTHER than my emergency medicine board exams... I got a new job. I actually started it in la ... Read on »
The Aftermath... ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc The Aftermath... The exam is done. Thanks to a confidentiality agreement signed before we sat down to write, I can't tell you anything but the vaguest of accoun ... Read on »
Eye See You. My last rotation of... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Eye See You. My last rotation of residency has begun, and it's been a hell of a rude awakening. After 7 straight months of family medicine (and before that, two ... Read on »
What To Expect From Your ER Doc ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc What To Expect From Your ER Doc People bitch about doctors a lot. Not necessarily to me, but in my presence. I don't mind, most of the time. Many times these peo ... Read on »
Learning my Lines ... but not in... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Learning my Lines ... but not in the musical theater sense. This month I've been in the ICU. A very intense rotation. I've been dealing with patients sicker ... Read on »
On Being a Pregnant Medical Resi... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc On Being a Pregnant Medical Resident... The Good: Limited maternity wardrobe required-- I went from yellow-string scrub pants to blue-string scrub pants ar ... Read on »
Quick Update... Just so that no ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Quick Update... Just so that no one thinks I've dropped off the face of the world, I'm in mid-move. After passing my CCFP exams (yay, me!) and finishing my famil ... Read on »
What, Me Worry? Things that are ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc What, Me Worry? Things that are currently taking up valuable space in my brain: Money (or more accurately, the lack thereof) I'm lonely. I don't think I ... Read on »
The Untouchables I've never been... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc The Untouchables I've never been able to figure out exactly what other specialties have against emergency medicine. As a general rule, emergentologists (I love t ... Read on »
I Think I Sold Out... So I made ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I Think I Sold Out... So I made my decision. After talking to some more established emerg docs who have done shifts in the smallish emerg that is courting me to ... Read on »
Knowing Our Limits So I am now t... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Knowing Our Limits So I am now the proud holder of a professional practice license. This means I'm allowed to practice medicine independently "in the areas of me ... Read on »
Move Along, Nothing to See Here.... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Move Along, Nothing to See Here... I can't believe how long it's been since I've posted. After leaving the situation in the Centre of the Universe, my progr ... Read on »
Good News and Bad News So I've b... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Good News and Bad News So I've been mentioned in a list of the Top 100 Health and Wellness Blogs on a nursing education website. I'm flattered. Really. But ... Read on »
I'm Back. I'm not sure why it's ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I'm Back. I'm not sure why it's taken me 2 months to post anything of note. Work has been going okay. I've just completed a month of pediatric emergency medicine ... Read on »