Sometimes I don't open my emails. Sometimes, I get emails I know I should read, but it's not going to hurt anyone to read it tomorrow or the day after. I'm not being irresponsible - I just don't have the energy to care about what it's going to say and it's legitimately not important and … Continue reading “Sorry, I’m Just Bad About Emails”
"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