Over the past few months I started to finally get a hang of the workflow of the hospital. I’ve gotten used to personally managing about 3 or 4 patients and hearing about another 10 or so more that my team handles. At first this seemed like a ton of patients to be able to keep […]
Ethics of Animal Models for Surgical Training
This weekend, I participated in a group doing surgical procedures on a healthy anesthetized pig to learn techniques and how to use hemostatic materials; some people have a very strong feeling that doing practice surgeries on animals is unethical and cruel, but others feel it is essential to training and improved outcomes for our human […]
Is Med School Worth the Dollars, Stress, and Decade Spent in Training?
“Is Med School Worth the Dollars, Stress, and Decade Spent in Training?” I hear this question a lot. Even some of my most capable and well-adjusted friends and fellow medical students have confided to me that in the midst of medical school, they questioned whether this was the right profession for them and whether medical […]