Agraphia Medical Tragicomedy

30Jun/11Off

Big Fish In A Little Pond

And like that, a year has passed.

I'm officially a senior resident.  It may seem an arbitrary milestone - leave the hospital a second year resident, return as a senior - but the changes are easy to see.

During my shift today, I placed a central line in a matter of seconds; the first one I ever did took an hour and a half.  I casually transfused a trauma victim two pints of blood while on the phone with a consultant.  I coached a family through their mother's catastrophic brain bleed, answering their questions and initiating palliative care.  A man's heart stopped beating - twice - and I restarted it.  Another patient went into flash pulmonary edema and I prevented him from drowning in his own secretions.

It was a good day.  It's been a excellent year.  I'm excited to see what happens next... I love this job.

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  1. Really appreciate your writing. Continually reminds me why I want to be a physician.

  2. Such an amazing day! And so cool to think about how far you’ve come. You’re a really great advertisement for EM.

    😉


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