• My Residency Intern Year In Retrospect – Tips For Success

    My Residency Intern Year In Retrospect – Tips For Success

    I know many soon-to-be interns are now staring down the barrel of their first rotations with some un...

  • An Anesthesiology Resident’s First Day Of Anesthesia

    An Anesthesiology Resident’s First Day Of Anesthesia

    Yesterday was more-or-less an orientation day spent in the simulation lab and doing pre-op evaluatio...

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    Acer C720 Chromebook

    Rather than paying the ~$500 to replace my Macbook Air’s logic board, I got an awesome deal fo...

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    Verizon HTC One M8 – A Practical Review

    I’m going to review the new HTC One M8, undoubtedly one of 2014’s flagship devices, from...

  • AppTips – Anesthesiology Residency Application Process

    AppTips – Anesthesiology Residency Application Process

    You’ve made the decision to pursue anesthesiology. Great! So… now what? What should you ...

Clinical Fluctuations in the Unconscious

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Medical trainees are taught how to listen to patients’ chief complaints and decide how to pursue a diagnostic work-up. Atypical chest pain, acute appendicitis, kidney stones, and a myriad of other diagnoses all have particular “classic symptoms” patients often reference in their history; however, what happens when patients can’t talk to you? When they can’t tell you exactly where it hurts or ... More »

First Six Weeks Of Anesthesia

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Between my first month at the VA and (nearly) two weeks at Ben Taub General Hospital (BTGH), I’m becoming more comfortable with the operating room and performing anesthetics. Having the opportunity to learn two very popular anesthesia machines (Datex-Ohmeda and Drager Apollo) in two very busy clinical environments with a wide breath of cases and patients was challenging at first. As ... More »

Motorola’s “Moto 360″ Smartwatch – Glass Killer?

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When Google Glass was still in closed beta testing, the media was touting the flagship wearable as a glimpse into our future. Healthcare adopted Glass in the operating room, emergency centers, and even medical education. The more I think about it, the less ready we are for the large-scale adoption of such a product. Cost aside, is it socially acceptable ... More »

From PGY-1 to CA-1 – Finished With My First Month!

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I’m coming off a ridiculously busy Friday call shift, but I wanted to reflect on my first month of being a second year resident (PGY2, or CA1 in anesthesia land). I’ll be honest – at first, I missed aspects of internal medicine. The concept of “working up” a patient is something I thoroughly enjoy (especially when it involved teaching students). ... More »