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I had just laid down my exhausted head on the pillow Friday night, after a long shift being on call the previous night, when my cell phone rang. I looked at the number and saw that it was the hospital calling. My finger hesitated over the answer button as I wondered why the hell the […]

Second Nature

It’s merely the second week of my rural rotation, and I feel like I have been here for a long time. In part because it’s such a small town, and there’s not much to see. Although, I really haven’t had much time to get out either. Yesterday the surgeon that I have been sharing a […]

Into the Fire

It’s only been four days of work on my rural rotation in Burns, OR, and I’ve seen and done more in those days than I had in a month of my internal medicine rotation. The hospital in town serves the largest county in OR, about 10,000 square miles, with only about 7,500 people in that […]