On medical clerkships
Now that I am 6 months into my clerkship, I feel like I have some bits of wisdom to pass on as I continue to be a sponge for learning everything I possibly can. My advice after 6 months: 1. Eat when you can, you never know how busy it will get on the floor or in clinic and being hungry can make you tired, cranky and unpleasant to be around. 2. Don’t complain. Everyone around you has...
To write prescriptions is easy, but to come to an understanding with people is...– -Franz Kafka in A Country Doctor In the start of my first rotations of my 3rd year of medical school, a wise psychiatrist gave us this story to read and discuss. Some of the medical students blew it off as nonsensical ranting but for me, it had incredible insight into practicing medicine especially...
Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while,...– -Ferris Bueller’s words of wisdom. Never before have I thought this to be so true. 6 months of my 3rd year of medical rotations went by in a flash, and I’m certain that the next 6 months of my core year will pass by quickly, painlessly and with little stress. 2010 has been a pretty...
NY Times article on Caribbean med students in NY →
Here’s the article related to my previous post.
Caribbean Medical Students in NY →
As an SGU student, I have worked alongside SUNY Downstate, NYU, NYCOM, and Ross students during the past 6 months in my rotations through psych, general medicine (geriatrics, cardiology, endocrinology) and pediatrics. We are all grilled with questions each day from attendings and residents. We have all worked long and difficult shifts, saw dozens of patients with complicated medical problems and...
I love the random dance parties on subway trains in NY. Sometimes I really just want to join in.
I went to see Minus the Bear last night at Terminal 5. What an amazing show. I have seen these guys play a couple years ago in San Diego and Chicago (in the fun life I had pre-medical school). Truly, they are one of my favorite bands live. In the past few shows I’ve been to in recent years, I’ve been up in the balcony watching from a far since the pit gets a little too raucous...
Damn you, autocorrect! →
My new favorite website. I definitely have had my share of terribly wrong and hilarious autocorrect mishaps.
Hours before their special news conference today,... →
At their conference today, NASA scientist Felisa Wolfe Simon will announce that they have found a bacteria whose DNA is completely alien to what we know today. Instead of using phosphorus, the bacteria uses arsenic. All life on Earth is made of six components: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and sulfur. Every being, from the smallest amoeba to the largest whale, share the same...
Pediatrics is making me sick.
Literally. I’ve been sick in various forms for this entire rotation, whether it has been an ongoing cold, cough, sore throat, fever, etc. And just when I was starting to feel a little better today, when I was examining a kid today, he coughed directly in my face leaving his droplets full of yuck all over me. There were visible drops all over my glasses requiring that I take them off and wipe...