Here’s to Quarter 4!

Hey y’all! So I just started my last quarter of “school” this week. In most Pathologists’ Assistant programs, the first year of school is your didactic year (meaning that you are in the classroom learning). The second year of school is when you will do your rotations through different hospitals to get experience with grossing…

Grossing Room Rotation

One thing I really enjoy about our program is that during our first year we get the opportunity to shadow twice in the gross room. Before this program, I was not working in a hospital and had no grossing experience – I was a high school chemistry teacher. But don’t stress out if you are interested…

Thank you to the teacher who didn’t speak

This past week was teacher appreciation week. I want to thank my amazing teachers that I have here at Loma Linda University but I also want to thank the teacher who couldn’t speak. About a month ago, our school hosted a memorial service for our Anatomy and Physiology cadaver lab. It was a time to…

A Shocking Experience

As we stand around the bedside of our patient, the family anxiously tells us that he was found that morning with vomit and blood around him. The bells are going off in my mind that this man is in hypovolemic shock. The sounds of machines taking his vital signs continue to beep. I see his…

Closer Than Ever Before

Last year, as I stood in front of adoring parents and friends during the White Coat Ceremony, I paid no attention to my white-clad classmates surrounding me. To me at that time, that was all they were — classmates. I knew I would sit with them in class and study with them. But I didn’t…