This week I was on anesthesia service- both adult and 2 days of pediatric. Anesthesia has a steep learning curve. Though I know a lot of the drug basics and have the basic human body physiology mechanisms engrained in this giant brain, applying them within a moments notice is more challenging than you’d think! Though … Continue reading MY WEEK PUTTING PEOPLE TO SLEEP.
When I chose Laryngology as my 2 week surgical specialty elective, I did not know there would be so many secretions [of many types] and so much gagging. [The gagging really caught me off guard--mostly only during scoping without numbing FYI] ENT was basically uncharted territory for me. The closest I had ever come to … Continue reading DEVELOPING MY VOICE.
Hi guys. Well....it's been a while, hasn't it. School is taking a lot of time lately, not that that is bad but just is. Also we have a lot of extracurriculars going on, like I have been shadowing, and we had a really cool trauma opportunity I'm going to tell you about NOW. On Thursday … Continue reading BEST WEEKEND EVER.
Thursday was the first day that I felt unprepared for medical school. Which in context of how long we have been in school so far, seems really lucky. During Histology, which we have twice a week (tues and thurs), we have early morning quizzes in which we are required to know all the material that … Continue reading UNPREPARED FOR MED SCHOOL…..
** I want to make full disclosure that this blog contains only my thoughts and feelings and not those of the Mayo Clinic in any way.*** WOW. The second week of med school is even better than the first. Today we did a learning activity called "A Day in the Life," where we got a … Continue reading A DAY IN THE LIFE….
Wow. What a week it has been. The first week of our schooling at Mayo Med School. With every sentence spoken to me, and every moment walking around the Rochester campus of the Mayo Clinic, I am more excited to continue my education and career here. My classmates are AMAZING, diverse, interesting, and fun to … Continue reading STUDY SPACE + JOHN NOSEWORTHY & SOME MAYO FACTS
Today was the official first day of med school. And everyone is asking me, Have they piled on the homework yet???No.We are in an orientation week, learning the in's and out's of mayo clinic and exploring all it has to offer. For example, today we learned about our new HP Computers, that every student gets, … Continue reading LAST FIRST DAY.
I am home for two months before I go to med school and following my undergraduate degree. For some reason in my boredom (apart from working at JC Penney), I decided to start perusing Craigslist for furniture that I could rework and restore into better and improved pieces. Having lived in completely furnished apartments previous … Continue reading IM GOING TO MED SCHOOL!
It's really hard to believe but in July I will be heading to Rochester, MN for my next adventure: Medical School at the Mayo Clinic.