Category Archives: Internal Medicine

Personal Medicine

I finally finished the long haul of ten weeks of internal medicine, and the 4th years were right in their advice, just hold on for a wild ten week roller coaster ride. I learned a ton, the hours were long, and I’m happy to say it’s over. I do feel so much more prepared to […]


Several weeks ago I sat down with one of the residents that was supervising me, so that she could give me feedback about my performance. I imagine that students fall into one of several categories when it comes to answering the question: “How do you think you are doing?” Either 1. a student will think […]

The First Code

I am physically and emotionally exhausted. It’s only week 4 of a 10 week rotation, and I’m dragging my feet, counting down the days, and watching the clock during the day. For me, this is worse than surgery. It’s the hours, yes. Most weeks it’s 70 hours, and if long call falls on the weekend […]

Sick Doctors

I remember once during my massage years seeing one of my regulars who was an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) and asking how he had been since his last massage. He reported that he was very very sick, sicker than he had been in many years. I asked him if he took any time off work, to […]

Short Coats

I just finished a 12 day stretch of work with no days off, that included three 28 hour shifts, on my internal medicine rotation, a ten week rotation that it the core of all medicine. The concepts reviewed in this rotation are the basic building blocks that hold up all other aspects or specialities in […]