Clerkship Update: Pathology

I just completed my 2-week rotation in Pathology and I really enjoyed it. My days consisted of a variety of activities such as grossing specimens in the lab (that is, examining and cutting them in preparation for creating microscopy slides), looking at slides under the light microscope and electron microscope, plenty of studying as wellContinue reading “Clerkship Update: Pathology”

Clerkship Update: Neonatal Intenstive Care Unit

I recently completed my 2-week rotation in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and it was a fantastic experience. The format of this rotation was such that medical students were integrated as part of the NICU team, attending sign-outs, rounding on patients, managing patients (physical exams etc), writing admission notes, progress notes and discharge summaries. WeContinue reading “Clerkship Update: Neonatal Intenstive Care Unit”

Clerkship Update: OBGYN reflections and tips

It has been 3 weeks since I started clerkship and it is going very well so far. I started off with Obstetrics/Gynecology outpatient clinic where I had to give two presentations on cases I encountered during the rotation. I was also exposed to various diverse clinics: Obstetrics: following pregnant women at various stages of theirContinue reading “Clerkship Update: OBGYN reflections and tips”

Excited…Tomorrow is the Start of Clerkship!

Tomorrow marks the first day of the next phase of my medical training…clerkship rotations! I am filled with excitement…if not a little nervous! I am so grateful for the wonderful summer break I have had with family and friends. I felt the bond with my kids growing especially strong over this summer and despite the usualContinue reading “Excited…Tomorrow is the Start of Clerkship!”

Summer Rest and Reading!

The past few weeks have been restful and refreshing as I have gotten to spend precious time with my dear husband, beautiful children and wonderful friends and family. I have had moments to pause and realize just how much I have to be thankful for! One of the nicest things about being on summer breakContinue reading “Summer Rest and Reading!”

Second Year of Medical School…Done!

It’s official! I am done with the second year of school and officially half-way through medical school! The past few months have been a whirlwind of activity as I completed my rotations in Surgery, Anesthesia, Ophthalmology and Radiology! This was definitely the most challenging block for me in terms of schedule and the overall demandsContinue reading “Second Year of Medical School…Done!”

Spring, Updates on Rotations…and Looking Ahead to Clerkship!

Hello everyone! The past few months have just flown by! We are slowly starting to see the signs of Spring after a long Winter! One of my favorite things about this time of year is seeing the green shoots of plants in the garden trying to make their way up out of the recently frozenContinue reading “Spring, Updates on Rotations…and Looking Ahead to Clerkship!”

Med school update…Loving my clinical rotations!

Hello everyone (and welcome to those who just recently started following my blog!) The month of January has been a month of transition as I moved out of the classroom and into the hospitals and clinics. This new phase of my training is called “Transition to Clinical Practice”. It is to prepare us for third-yearContinue reading “Med school update…Loving my clinical rotations!”

Med School Update…And a Trip to Kenya!

As I write this, I am sitting on a paving stone step, listening to the wind blow through the slender pointed leaves of majestic eucalyptus trees towering over me, forming a blanket of protection against the omnipresent African sunshine. My family and I are thrilled to be spending the Christmas holidays in my home land…Kenya,Continue reading “Med School Update…And a Trip to Kenya!”