My Last Rotation…Allergy and Immunology. What’s Next?

I am excited to announce that about one week ago, I completed my very last clerkship rotation of medical school! It felt quite surreal and also a reminder that in just a few months, I will be graduating from medical school. I had an excellent experience on my last rotation which was in Allergy andContinue reading “My Last Rotation…Allergy and Immunology. What’s Next?”

Reflecting on 2019…Looking Ahead to 2020

I just wanted to wish all my readers a happy holiday season and an exciting year as we enter a new decade! For some of you 2019 may have been a tough year (I know it was for me!). I think it’s important to reflect on both the successes and failures. A review of theContinue reading “Reflecting on 2019…Looking Ahead to 2020”

Clerkship Updates: Geriatrics

I cannot believe 2019 is almost at an end! This year has just flown by! I just had an incredible rotation in Geriatrics. It consisted of 2 weeks on consults and 2 weeks managing patients on the Geriatrics wards or off-service units. There were also two 1/2 weekends on consults. Geriatrics was challenging in manyContinue reading “Clerkship Updates: Geriatrics”

Clerkship Updates: Family Medicine Elective

I just spent an incredible month on elective at a Family Medicine clinic in my community. The clinic is comprised of 6 family doctors, some of whom have been practicing for over 30 years and who had a wealth of experience to share. The clinic also has several specialists who visit at regular intervals. IContinue reading “Clerkship Updates: Family Medicine Elective”

Clerkship Updates: ER, Endocrinology and Residency Applications

Time has just been flying by! After an incredible experience on my Palliative Care rotation, I went on to complete a month of Emergency Room Medicine. The pace was fast and challenging but was definitely a good learning experience. The month consisted of daytime as well as evening and night shifts. The skill that IContinue reading “Clerkship Updates: ER, Endocrinology and Residency Applications”

Clerkship Update: Palliative Care

I had an incredible experience on my palliative care rotation. Going into it, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Whenever I informed people what rotation I was in, many wrinkled up their faces and said, “Ooh, it’s got to be depressing being around so many dying people”. I have to say that my experience wasContinue reading “Clerkship Update: Palliative Care”

Third Year of Medical School…Done!

I can hardly believe that I am done with the third year of medical school! Despite the ups and downs, I am very happy with how much I have grown and learned during the course of this year. These last 2 months, I have been busy with Internal Medicine Wards and Surgical Subspecialty rotations (UrologyContinue reading “Third Year of Medical School…Done!”

Clerkship Update: Internal Medicine and General Surgery

Clerkship updates! It’s been a busy past few months! I completed one month each of Internal Medicine (CCU/ER consults) and General Surgery. What I enjoyed the most I really enjoyed doing consults in the ER because I felt it really allowed me to hone my history taking and physical exam skills as well as comeContinue reading “Clerkship Update: Internal Medicine and General Surgery”

When the Fog Lifts

The other day, I was on my daily commute to the hospital for one of my clinical rotations. The train chug chugged along and as it neared one of two bridges, I turned my head expectantly to view the expansive water and distant hills. But on this particular day, the view which I have come to treasure,Continue reading “When the Fog Lifts”

Clerkship Update: Urban Family Medicine

Clerkship Updates! I have just completed a month in Urban Family Medicine and I absolutely loved it! It definitely solidified my interest in and passion for Family Medicine. Most of my days were spent at a private Family Medicine clinic. I also spent time at a Dermatology, ENT and walk-in clinic, a senior’s residence andContinue reading “Clerkship Update: Urban Family Medicine”