The moment you make your first diagnosis, on your own, with no help from attendings or preceptors, using just the patient interview and physical exam, that is a day a medical student will never forget. It is a moment of surprise, like a light bulb being turned on, followed by pride and most likely a […]
The Adaptable Med Student?
Across the country many medical schools are switching to a style of teaching called Team Based Learning, or some version thereof. This type of teaching involves breaking students into groups to discuss case-based questions and then coming together as a class to discuss them together. While I’ve never read the studies myself, supposedly this style […]
The Trauma Bay
I am nervous and I am excited. It is a crisp September evening and I am walking up the hill towards the hospital. My preceptor is a physician in the emergency department who works nights. In a city like Richmond that means I have seen several interesting patients, but tonight is the first night that […]