"You need to spend less time doing that." "You need to suture better." "You need to be more direct." Intern year is full of advice. I imagine all of residency is full of advice. And advice can obviously be very helpful. But there's a fine line between advice on how to become a better resident … Continue reading Advice
Almost all of my posts are now about myself and not about my patients. So now I have nothing to talk about except myself. And I don't like talking about myself because I am not sure I like myself right now.
A little better today. There is definitely room to improve but I won't focus on efficiency yet. Being good comes first. Become fast comes last. What Can Go Better Tomorrow? Next comes the story we tell to the attending Summarize the patient effectivelyInclude the important and relevant detailsReally think about your recommendations - what are … Continue reading Hard Day’s Night #2
What a goddamn awful day. It wasn't even the number of consults or the number of consults that came in all at once or the number of consults that came in all at once at 3pm. Honestly things could have been much worse if my seniors didn't step up to help me. It was the … Continue reading Hard Day’s Night #1
It has been a trying first week at the V. And there's so much to say and reflect and learn from. But if I can summarize my biggest failures - true, avoidable failures - and try to learn from them, I would say that I need to: "Stop and think." Now, I am famous for … Continue reading Little Big Things #1
Sometimes, being a good senior resident means to wait outside the locker room on your first day at a new hospital so he can show you the correct and fastest place to park in the mornings. And then pull out a google map to show you the right road to take to get there.