Category Clinical rotations


B wrapped up a radiology service last week and really enjoyed it. Also, apparently urologists often read their own scans so it’s an important skill to have as well. But I think B is experiencing a pretty major case of senioritis at this point because when I worked from home one day last week due […]


Often times I’ll be at events solo and someone will ask what B is up to. I’ll rattle off the standard response: “He’s at the hospital.” Pretty standard sentence, I should say, in my life. However, as a med-wife I forget the reason most people would be at the hospital. Which is why, despite finding […]

On Living with a Future Surgeon

There are a few things that you will start to notice around your house when the person you co-habitat with decides to pursue surgery. There will be string with knots tied to your furniture. They will practice tying at-random. Your house will be littered with suture kits. You will regularly be asked to “pick up […]


Le sigh. B’s on a surgical ICU rotation. It’s a required rotation and one that garners a lot of knowing “Oooohhhhh” responses from fellow med students to the frequent question “So what are you on right now?” Here’s the schedule: Day 1: Pre-Call day (12-14 hours on) Day 2-3: Call day (30 hours on) Day […]

The List is Made

One good thing about pursuing a residency in urology is that there aren’t THAT many programs to choose from. Then narrow that down even more by the Midwest region and the list grows smaller. BUT – take into account how competitive urology is.(the match rate is one of the lowest of residency programs in the […]

Going the Distance

B is currently several hundred miles away doing his second urology Sub-I at a very well renowned hospital. It’s exciting for him to do an away rotation, to see how things operate at a different hospital, including things like different electronic charts systems, break rooms, language. He’s wrapping up his time there and I think […]

Path is awesome!

Oh, I’m sorry, what I meant to say was, who knew the pathology schedule was so awesome?! Path itself, meh. Autopsies aren’t really a cheery event, as it were. And examining slides and biopsies get a bit tedious. But B’s schedule during Path could not have been better! I believe the exact phrase he received […]