Gun shot wound. You would think rotating on trauma surgery, I would see these every day. But up here in New Hampshire, we consider ourselves a destination trauma center. Ski accidents in the winter, motorcycle accidents in the summer. So it is much less common for us to see intentionally inflicted traumas. About an hour […]
Reacting to Traumas
“Trauma arriving in bay 1. ETA 10 minutes.” That’s generally what you hear before you get ready to address the new patient. You walk down the hallway and put on the protective gear: gowns, face mask, and gloves. EMS rushes through the door and you see a patient on a stretcher being wheeled urgently towards […]
You Got Plans Friday Night?
The summer after your first year, you may find yourself with some time on your hands. Maybe even enough time to pick up a new hobby, join a city kickball team, find a new happy hour, or even go on a few dates (yes, it is possible while in med school). While making plans for the […]