My medical school tenure was bookended by news of loss. In the early days, when I spent my time in a lecture hall, I listened to somber faculty announce that a resident had died by suicide. I remember sitting near the back of the room because I had come in late, and while the administration’s […]
I’ve Matched – Now What?
Now that us fourth-years are matched and many have completed their medical school rotations, we are entirely free! I finished my last elective last week, and have a mixture of feelings – triumph, joy, pride, excitement, and nervousness. Triumph and joy at completing medical school, pride for matching into my number one choice for residency, […]
Visual Aids in Patient Education
I have witnessed numerous encounters where physicians take into account the cognitive load theory and humans’ finite capacity to process. In the outpatient setting, several times a day the physician I was working with would pull up Google to search up images to show patients what exactly was going on with their condition, what certain […]