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?”

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 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!”

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: In-Patient Psychiatry

Happy 2019 dear readers! I hope you had a fantastic December holiday! Clerkship Updates! I have just completed a month in In-Patient Psychiatry and I have to say that it was an extremely humbling and eye-opening experience! My rotation consisted of following patients in the psychiatric unit, doing consults and reassessments in the ER, reassessingContinue reading “Clerkship Update: In-Patient Psychiatry”

Clerkship Update: Rural Family Medicine

Clerkship updates! I just completed my 4-week rural family medicine rotation and I absolutely loved it! My rotation was a mix of clinic, ER and wards. I had the opportunity to see patients of all ages. While on the wards, I was responsible for admitting patients, rounding on them myself each morning, writing prescriptions, orderingContinue reading “Clerkship Update: Rural Family Medicine”

Clerkship Update: Pediatrics Inpatient

Clerkship updates! I just completed a 4-week rotation on the pediatric wards and it has been one of my favorite rotations so far! My schedule consisted of 2 weeks of day shifts and 2 weeks of evening/night shifts plus 2 weekends. During the day shifts, my day consisted of teaching sessions/lectures, rounding on patients, writingContinue reading “Clerkship Update: Pediatrics Inpatient”

Clerkship Update: OBGYN Part 2

My very first clerkship rotation was in OBGYN outpatient clinics which I posted about here including some tips for surviving clerkship in general. This past month was a continuation of my OBGYN experience. The first 3 weeks were based in the birthing center where I had the opportunity to take part in a variety ofContinue reading “Clerkship Update: OBGYN Part 2”

Clerkship Update: Medical Genetics

I just completed my 2-week rotation in Medical Genetics and it was an incredible experience. My first week consisted of clinics where I got to meet pediatrics patients with a variety of genetic conditions. During my second week, I was assigned to the in-patient service where we were consulted  by the neonatal and pediatric IntensiveContinue reading “Clerkship Update: Medical Genetics”