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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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Hmm. Didn't See THIS One Coming.... 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 ... Read on »
I Am a Bad Person It's Match Day... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I Am a Bad Person It's Match Day! Why do I, as a third year emergency medicine resident, care? After all, we matched our incoming class of PGY-3 EM residents ... Read on »
I Have So Much To Say... Really,... 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 ta ... Read on »
I Just Really Need to Know... So... 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 ... 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 »
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 »
I'm Just a Rolling Stone... One ... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I'm Just a Rolling Stone... One thing that has been particularly difficult about my medical training in general is the fact that it's never been in just one plac ... Read on »
Introducing... I've added a cool... 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 ... Read on »
It's Not You, It's Me I miss blo... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc It's Not You, It's Me I miss blogging. I've been thinking of it a lot lately. In fact, I have three half-finished posts saved on my MacBook. At the rate I'm g ... 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 »
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 »
Looking Ahead Already I'm stress... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Looking Ahead Already I'm stressing in advance about my return to work. I'm going back earlier than I'd like, but that's influenced by two factors. One is ... Read on »
Medical Spouses, Revisited I was... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Medical Spouses, Revisited I was reading with interest the blog postings over at Edwin Leap's place regarding the wives of doctors. It's a topic that ... 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 »
My Own Personal Hell Remember my... 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 ... 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 I know I promised m... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Quick Update I know I promised more uplifting posts, but it's just not going to happen. Not anytime soon, anyway. After being spoiled by starting my EM year ... 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 »
Random Thought for the Day I was... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Random Thought for the Day I was talking on the phone with my cousin today. She just had her second child by repeat c-section. She had her first by c-section ... Read on »
Running the Recruitment Fair Gau... by Dr. Couz Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Running the Recruitment Fair Gauntlet Recruitment fairs are commonplace in my neck of the woods. Communities are looking for doctors, and are eager to lure ... Read on »