Monthly Archives: September 2009


I just started my third week of a Psychiatric rotation down in Bend OR, which for those of you not from around here, it’s about three hours southeast of Portland, which has great significance in terms of the weather. Bend is east of the Cascade range of dormant volcanoes, which means that it doesn’t rain […]


So I finally got through surgery, but not before having to learn to adapt to the tension riddled environment that clouds a surgical rotation. And given the feedback from my classmates that have had other surgical rotations, not at the VA with different residents and attendings, my experience doesn’t seem to be unique. It was […]