• 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

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    Verizon HTC One M8 – A Practical Review

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    AppTips – Anesthesiology Residency Application Process

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Pre-Op Screen: Placing An Intravenous (IV) Catheter

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Peripheral intravenous (IV) access is utilized for volume resuscitation, medication administration, blood product transfusion, nutrition, lab draws, and many other reasons. It’s a skill which anesthesiologists perfect through experience but often poses a challenge to new trainees. Let’s discuss the basic set up and some tips. More »

Last Day of Intern Year

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This post is incredibly short, but it marks the completion of my last day as a first year (“intern”) resident. Beginning tomorrow, I’ll be a PGY2 (or a CA1 in anesthesia land). I’m pretty anxious about being on my own in the operating arena, so we’ll see how it goes. More »

Pre-Op Screen: Ventilation and Intubation

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One of the most essential skills of airway management is the ability to bag ventilate a patient. This can be a reassuring sign in the event of an otherwise difficult airway and is something to fall back on if intubation is unsuccessful. That being said, most people don’t want to bag ventilate for hours, so at some point laryngoscopy with intubation ... More »

My Residency Intern Year In Retrospect – Tips For Success

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I know many soon-to-be interns are now staring down the barrel of their first rotations with some uneasiness. You’ll be a healer for patients, teacher for medical students, and what you do really matters as a new physician! I wanted to reflect on the habits which helped me survive intern year. Hopefully some of these tips will ease your anxiety! More »