First things first plan to be in the operating room before the patient arrives. Introduce yourself to the circulating nurse who should have a desk/workspace in a corner of the operating room. Most operating rooms have a white board where they put all pertinent information for the “time out” prior to the case, where you … More OR Etiquette: Customs & Courtesies
The OR can be a scary place to be if you aren’t familiar with the rules and regulations. I was fortunate to have been allowed to shadow in the OR since I was in high school so I had a basic knowledge of what to expect when it came to my clinical rotations and starting … More OR Etiquette – Appearance
I have wanted a dog for as long as I can remember. I grew up with dogs (Tessa a Gorden Setter and Shadow a Newfoundland/Black Lab Mix) when I lived in South Africa, however we had to give our dogs away when we emigrated when I was 6 years old. From the moment we landed … More Owning a Dog in Residency
There’s no doubt about it, medical school is stressful. There’s constant deadlines, pressure to succeed, an endless amount of information being thrown at you in a finite amount of time. All of this stress culminates on match day, the day medical students find out if and where they will complete their post graduate training. For … More I Matched as a Prelim… Now What?