All tagged Emergency Medicine
In this conclusion of his fifth email, Wang Shi Kai shares with us the challenges of working in the Chinese medical system. He comments on the competency of the pediatricians he is working with. He also shares the challenges he faces when working with the different specialists in the hospital.
In this edition of the Physician Grind Narratives Jon Warren returns to share with us a story from his medical school. He remembers how after a code ends the physicians are able to revert to a state of normalcy. How is it that the physicians and team are able to return to work as if nothing had happened?
In this edition of the Physician Grind Narratives, Dr. Erik Adler shares with us a story from his residency. As a senior resident Dr. Adler was responsible for teaching and supervising medical students. Dr. Adler recalls supervising one medical student who face plants at the most inopportune time.
In this edition of the Physician Grind Narratives Dr. Blair shares when he had to face an emergency outside of the familiar setting of the Emergency Department.
In part 2 of Email 4 Dr. Rich, AKA Wang Shi Kai shares with us more some more “Bizarre patient encounters” from his time working as an Emergency Medicine Physician in China.
Halloween seems to always bring out the best in an Emergency Department. This month in honor of Halloween we republish Dr. Celedon’s Halloween in the ED story from his residency. Nothing is more surprising then when an agitated Red Power Ranger in a spit mask decides to visit your ED.
In this edition of the Physician Grind Narratives first time contributor, Whi Inh Shirley Bae, shares with us a story from her premed days. She was bright eyed and bushy tailed when she found an abused woman in the waiting room of the emergency department she was volunteering at. Instead of finding a social worker to help the woman, Shirley decided to take matters into her own hands.
Luis shares with us a troubling event during the shift. It seems that a haiku is the best way to reflect on the moment.
In this edition of the Physician Grind Dr. Wiseman shares with us a story of a crazy shift in the emergency department. It's the type of shift that keeps her coming back day after day.
In this edition of the Physician Grind new contributor, Rob, shares with us an impressive save. Sometimes you don't need to crack a chest to save a patient's a life.
In this conclusion of the third email from Wang Shi Kai, he shares with us more insights from his time practicing medicine in China. He shares stories of corruption in the form of kickbacks to doctors prescribing antibiotics, challenges faced by his Emergency Medicine Fellow, and much more. Narrative Medicine. Doctor Blog. Physician Blog. Emergency Medicine
In this edition of Best, Wang Shi Kai, Dr. Rich shares with us what it is like being in Beijing during Chinese New Years. Narrative Medicine. Physician Blog. Doctor Blog. Emergency Medicine.
As a nurse in his mid 30s, Luis shares with us golden advice he has been given by old patients on how to live a successful life. When your patients are old and salty, the advice you get is... practical.
Halloween in the Emergency Department can be an exciting time especially when the RED RANGER from the Power Rangers decides to visit
Social norms are not the norm in the ER. Things that are regarded as gross in the real world are an everyday occurrence. Our ER especially lived in a special universe where all social graces were stripped away and the rawness of humanity is what remained. In this narrative medicine piece Dr. Zahir shares a special moment with a patient.
In the continuation of our series "Best, Wang Shi Kai" Dr. Rich continues to share a variety of patient interactions and interesting cases. In the continuation of his 2nd email Dr. Rich expresses his frustration with the antibiotic prescribing patterns of his colleagues.
It’s the first day of my first ER rotation as an intern. I had endured months on Medicine, Neurosurgery and the Medical ICU and I am finally home, back in the ER. I am hoping that today will be a somewhat slow day so that I can ease my way back into the swing of things. As I walk around the department I begin to notice that everyone is moving around frantically. I find the senior resident. Without saying a word, he hands me a vest that says physician. "What’s going on?" I ask him. He looks at me and chuckles. The Pepsi Center blew up...
In this edition of the Physician Grind we revisit Match Day. A day where Medical Students discover where they will be shipped off to complete their residency training. Dr. Liz shares her Match Day story.
In this edition of the Physician Grind Dr. Wang Shi Kai describes the drastically different hospitals he works at in China. The first is a private hospital, where patients expect immediate, top quality and specialized service. The second is a public hospital where the waiting room is full of patients and chaos is the norm. To switch back and forth between these two completely different environments requires the doctor to be able to flex and adapt quickly.
Match Day is an exceptionally stressful time for any medical student. It seals your fate of what program you will be in and where you will be living for the next couple of years. A surprising and unexpected match brings both elation and dejection to a hopeful medical student.