Category Archives: PMR residency

Interviews

For anyone who’s gone through the whole medical school process, you know that you will have your share of interviews. First there’s “getting into medical school” interviews, then “getting into residency” interviews, for some “getting into fellowship” interviews….and the most important of all, “getting your first job out of residency” interviews. All my interviews prior […]

It never ends

The other day our department chair gave us a lecture about time management. The first thing he said was “it’s only going to get busier.” Then he spent the rest of the hour giving us his tips for success, one of which was to get up at 5 or 5:30 am daily. (He is one […]

Destimulation

Last month I finished a rotation in traumatic brain injury, which is one of the craziest rotations during our residency. Patients who have had brain injuries go through a certain series of stages during their recovery, one of which may include yelling at you, swearing at you, saying sexually inappropriate things, or playing in their […]

Where have I been?

I have discovered that being in medicine has sucked the creative energy right out of me. Part of the reason is that it’s so time consuming, so intellectually stimulating, and so emotionally exhausting, that by the end of the day, week, or month, I can no longer find that inspired voice inside my head. But […]

And 6 months later…

I am still alive, and actually doing just fine. I have no excuse as to why the long break from my writing. At times I feel like I am transforming so much that I cannot put it into words. I am both shocked that I am a doctor, and yet also quite comfortable making decisions […]

Step #3

It’s true what they say: the step 3 board exam is by far the easiest of all the board exams. While this is true, I wouldn’t recommend the historically repeated study schedule: 2 weeks for step 1, 2 days for step 2, and a number 2 pencil for step 3. You know this must have been […]