why sweat?

Just a few short days ago, I asked the surgery residents at work if I could put on a cap and mask on and shadow a sterile procedure in our department. I quickly made myself a fly on the wall and remained out of their way. One of the residents then asked, since I was…

Something For the Pain

The emergency room will always have a special place in my heart. Regardless of anything I have personally experienced, it is well know that the ED is its own entity; its own unique branch of medicine that is nothing like the other areas of the hospital. We see people at their very worse, sometimes grasping…

histo how-to

If you are planning on going into a medical professional field and your school offers histology for undergrads, I highly encourage you to take it. The content is dense, but I believe it is a great preparatory course for several professional programs. I am happy to share with you a few tips that helped me with…

job shadow: PATHOLOGY.

As my followers, you guys know I am a firm-believer in the importance in shadowing. In fact, I wrote a guide to shadowing a few months ago! Though I am still an undergrad and do not yet have to make a decision about what specialty I am choosing to pursue, I find that exploring different…

what to watch?

Medicine is an exciting, thrilling, and a sometimes dramatic field. We as humans are drawn to these things and tend to crave to know the “whys” in life. As a result of this, there are several fictional TV dramas that highlight these elements of medicine. People love medicine. Some of these shows include Grey’s Anatomy, House,…

on shift work:

I currently work as a tech in the emergency department. My role in the ED entails lots of stocking, transporting, assisting, and transferring, with unpredictable acuity, census, and whatever else the emergency department brings. I’m happy to share some things I’ve learned over time that have helped me in my role along the way!   one: ALWAYS…

Confessions of a Surgeon: a review

Dr. Paul Ruggieri is a general surgeon who practices both general surgery and laparoscopic surgery. Throughout his story, he discusses the unwritten of being a surgeon and what training entails. My favorite aspect this book is how Dr. Ruggieri uses specific cases he’s encountered over his training and practice to help relay the emotional effect…

a guide to shadowing in medicine:

Today, I traded my usual ceil blue scrubs for the OR scrubs and followed an OB/GYN. My experience today was beyond words amazing.   Throughout my time at the hospital I was fortunate enough to observe multiple outpatient surgeries, round with the doctor, and witness two deliveries (for the first time)! Words do not describe how blessed I…