A New Kind of Hard – 3rd Year

I’m finishing my last week of psychiatry rotation. Like whaa?! I know. I’m a 3rd year. It’s surreal. The challenges of 2nd year and Step 1 is all behind me now, and there’s no turning back. If I could sum up my 3rd year experiences so far in one word, I would say it is…

Lessons of the Clinical Year (MS-3)

Some time in freshman year, we were told that our patients are our teachers. It made a lot of sense, especially in the context of anatomy class where we studied the human body through working with cadavers. Somewhere along sophomore year, buried under review books and lecture material, I slowly forgot that valuable perspective. Now,…

I get to be a sorta-kinda-almost doctor now!

Well, it’s here, that moment we’ve all been waiting for when we are unleashed up onto the hospital wards and allowed to actually take care of patients. No, we’re not doctors yet…but we are 3rd years and with that new title comes the time to close (most of) our books, leave the lecture halls and…

My First Delivery

It was early Monday morning, my first day working in Labor & Delivery while on my OBGYN rotation. After my last clinical experience, Family Medicine, when the workday began at 9 AM, waking up at 4:30 AM to finish responsibilities before rounds in the postpartum unit had me yawning and rubbing my tired eyes quite…

My Stroll

Normally, my posts follow a linear story. Today I’m going to break that format and throw you a couple of random things that have been going on lately! – I vowed I would not do this while writing posts for fear that I would look like I am trying to curry favor with anyone responsible…