Category Healthcare

On-Call

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 […]

Boo, you HIPAA

B spends his day surrounded by people infinitely more interesting than the people I spend my day around. No offense to my coworkers; they are lovely, kind, and interesting in their own right, BUT, check out this nugget o’ info. I asked B how his day was last week and he said, “It was good. […]

Sleepy eyes, full ears, losing

Well, kids, my brain is full, or at least Eustachian tube is and it is making me very grumpy and disoriented. You know frustration with steady pain to the point you just lose it? I spontaneously burst into tears at 1:30 this morning after lying in bed, in vain, praying for sleep, for the past […]

Good Medicine

Anyone who has ever had a bad experience with a medical professional understands how much of an impact it can have. I had a terrible experience when I lived in out East. I was in for a regular check-up type visit, but the doctor was rude, made massive assumptions about the type of person I […]