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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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And The Doubts, They Keep a' ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc And The Doubts, They Keep a' Comin Emerg is a fickle place. One day a shift can have you feeling like you're on top of the world. You feel competent, efficient... h ... Read on »
Baby Wars It's funny ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Baby Wars It's funny the different reactions to a resident having a baby during residency. It's only coming up now, since I've been back in the emerg for the first ... 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 »
Adventures in Sitemeter ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Adventures in Sitemeter Every now and then I like to browse through the Sitemeter link at the bottom of my blog to see how people have stumbled across me. Today I'm l ... Read on »
Back to Work The time h ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Back to Work The time has come. Just a few days shy of the Bean hitting the 5 month mark, I am going back to work. Where did 6 months go? Now I'm starting to regret b ... 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 »
Crap. Crap, Crap, Crap. ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Crap. Crap, Crap, Crap. There are now exactly 3 months left until the emergency medicine board exam. I sent in my registration and payment ($2300!!!) a few weeks ago. ... Read on »
Creeping Towards the Finish Li ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Creeping Towards the Finish Line... I'm starting to feel like residency might actually end some day. To put this in perspective, this realization is probably ... Read on »
First Day in Emerg And ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc First Day in Emerg And I am thoroughly humbled.  More when I have time. Read on »
Gah. I've now been back ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Gah. I've now been back at work for 6 weeks, and there are two arguments I NEVER want to have again as long as I live: 1. That all emerg docs are not inferio ... Read on »
Hmm. Didn't See THIS One Comin ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Hmm. Didn't See THIS One Coming. One of my strengths in emergency medicine is my ability to have empathy without getting emotionally involved. I'm not made of stone o ... Read on »
I Have So Much To Say... ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I Have So Much To Say... Really, I do. I want to talk about my hunt for a full-time emerg position for the end of my residency. I want to talk about ... Read on »
I Just Really Need to Know... ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I Just Really Need to Know... So my job search continues. I am considering various communities both in Ontario and out. And as I spend more time in our local ED, I am ... Read on »
Introducing... I've add ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Introducing... I've added a cool new blog to my blogroll called Mothers in Medicine . I poked around their site and found I could identify with an awful lot of what t ... 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 »
My Own Personal Hell Re ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc My Own Personal Hell Remember my earlier post about being WAY too emotionally involved where children are concerned these days? Have I ever mentioned how muc ... Read on »
Seriously? So since I h ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Seriously? So since I have to disappear for 15 minutes midway through my workday, it's pretty much common knowledge at work that I'm breastfeeding. Hell, it's not lik ... Read on »
So I Guess I'm Job Hunting... ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc So I Guess I'm Job Hunting... I don't even remember the last time I had to look for a job. My husband likes to point out the amusing gap in the "Work Experiences" sec ... 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 Exam Just in case y ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc The Exam Just in case you were wondering, I've decided that I'm going to sit for my board exams in September. I've already paid the fees, and I *do* still have 2 mont ... Read on »