Family Medicine Wards

As I sit down to write this post, my head is spinning with new anatomical terms. For some reason “external occipital protuberance” is stuck in my mind and my mental voice continues to chant all those syllables. When I try to sleep, I think of transverse foramen and sternocleidomastoids. It’s bizarre, but that’s med school….

From the OR to the Classroom

After two weeks of great clinical experience, the real work now begins.  The classroom and library are now my homes.  But before the week gets really busy I want to share a bit about my brief time in anesthesiology and orthopedic surgery.  In short, it was great.  Far beyond my expectations.  Instead of standing in…

Lessons from Freshman Wards (Internal Medicine, inpatient)

Knowing exactly where you’re going and how to get there can save you the trouble of making two wrong turns, getting honked at by a school bus nearly running you over, and walking into the wrong building. Having the phone numbers of at least one other person on your team can save you the distress…

“Am I a doctor yet?”

This was the question I kept asking myself as I sat through what felt like four years of medical school; and yet I still hadn’t left Wong Kerlee on the first day of freshman orientation. Don’t get me wrong – I am ever so grateful for LLU for preparing us as well as they possibly…