Monthly Archives: August 2009

Blood, Guts, and Feces

Ok, ok, I know it’s a gross title, but some of the surgeries I have participated in are…..well, with no intent to disrespect the patient, gross. I have had the pleasure of working with a colorectal surgeon in the past week. We have repaired anal fistulas, removed polyps in the rectum, and last night, attempted […]

Vascular Surgery

I have found it to be true what all the previous students have warned us about the clinical years of med school – it’s all team dependent. It’s not such a novel concept actually, and can be applied to all areas of life – what you experience is directly dependent on who you work with. […]

Why I Don’t Want to Be a Surgeon

I’m sitting in a tiny room stuffed tight with a bunk bed, table, chair, computer, and phone (think college dorm room, but 10 times smaller), somewhere in the bowels of the hospital. I’m on call. I can’t even remember if I have written something about call nights yet, that’s how my brain is these days, […]

Golden Weekend

I have a blessed two days off after just finishing my pediatric rotation yesterday, and just before starting surgery Monday; hence the well known term in Medical lingo – a “Golden Weekend”. So what am I doing in these two wonderful patient free study free days? First of all, sleeping. I took a nap yesterday […]