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MICU to Heme/Onc — What a Change by Jeff W. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc After a month of intensity on the MICU, I have switched to the Hematology and Oncology service. I won’t lie. The first few days after Switch Day I realized that I mis ... Read on »
Again, MICU by Jeff W. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc This year I was one of the “lucky” residents who were assigned two MICU months and two CCU months. I am finishing my 2nd year of residency in the MICU. It has been a ... Read on »
Very Sick and Nearly Dead by Jeff W. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc When caring for patients on an inpatient basis — that is, patients who are admitted to the hospital as opposed to seeing patients in clinic — there are many moments when y ... Read on »
ASN Kidney Week 2013 by Jeff W. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Earlier this year Dr. S, the program director for our nephrology fellowship, found me in the hallway. He told me about the annual Kidney Week conference put on by the Amer ... Read on »
M, I See You by Jeff W. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I have not been a very faithful poster on here. And I am sorry for that. It can be quite cathartic when I do post. Other times it is an amazing tool to vent or process the ... Read on »
Another Day, Another Loss by Jeff W. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc My patient died today. It was my first death as the senior resident on the team. Couldn’t help but think about what I could have done more. After I was ... Read on »
The Cycle Continues by Jeff W. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I’m finally coming up to the end of the 1st month of PGY -2. This month has been spent on the Endocrinology service, an Internal Medicine subspecialty. One of the fears I ... Read on »
Two More Weeks by Jeff W. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc And I’m freaked out. In about two weeks I transition into the role of a senior resident. I will be charged, on certain in-patient months, with leading a team with two ... Read on »
Too Late — Part 2 by Jeff W. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Part 1 can be found by clicking here . ***** It was a few weeks after I had said goodbye to Helen. I remembered her. I can’t say I stayed up at night thinking abou ... Read on »
Too Late — Part 1 by Jeff W. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc She was an elderly woman; I’ll call her Helen 1 . Her hair was silver. She smiled pleasantly as I walked up to her bed in the emergency department. But her eyes betrayed h ... Read on »
Night Float by Jeff W. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I’m on my Night Float rotation this month. Needless to say, I’m not a big fan of the rotation. There are four interns assigned to Night Float this month. Two interns are o ... Read on »
I’m Still Here by Jeff W. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc It’s been so long since I have posted. According to the site, the last post was back in November. I’m still here. And I’m still alive and surviving internship. I plan ... Read on »
Geriatrics and Palliative Care Medicine by Jeff W. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc That is what this month has been all about. Ok, so I did get a week of vacation at the beginning of the month, but after that I have been dealing with senior citizen p ... Read on »
Geriatrics and Palliative Care Medicine by Jeff W. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc That’s what this month has been all about. Ok, so I did get a week of vacation at the beginning of the month, but after that I have been dealing with senior citizen pa ... Read on »
Month One by Jeff W. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc The first month of intern year is over. It was definitely a ride. For my first rotation I was assigned to the local county hosptial for a month of in-patient medicine. I h ... Read on »
Dr. W? by Jeff W. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I was waiting in the lobby of the building. I had a 9:30 appointment with human resources. I knew they wanted to take a picture for my ID badge. I assumed I would be given ... Read on »
It’s Over, But Not Really by Jeff W. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc It is now just over a week since I marched at my Commencement ceremony and received my diploma. Yes, the actual diploma was inside the folder — which is very exciting sinc ... Read on »
Almost There by Jeff W. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I am currently on the last rotation of my medical school career. It’s a 4-week elective called Whole Person Care. One week down. Three weeks to go. A few weeks ago th ... Read on »
Film & Medicine by Jeff W. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Aside from my pathophysiology paper that was due last Friday (which I need to start finish sometime today), I am done with that two week elective. Tomorrow I start ... Read on »
Death Is Hard by Jeff W. Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc In the past I have found it easy to say that it is harder to see a sick, hospitalized child than a sick, hosptitalized elderly patient. It is easy to reason that the senio ... Read on »