All tagged Life of a Doctor
In this edition of the Physician Grind Narratives, Kash reminisces about her time moving to Pakistan to study medicine. Medical school abroad was advertised as an easier and faster means of getting through the medical education system. Kash shares the culture shock of moving to a new country and the grit needed to get through her training.
In this edition of the Physician Grind Narratives. Dr. Rob McMickle shares with us his experience working in the ICU while the Oscars are going on. “The Oscars will come and go year after year; but the most painfully dramatic and honest moments of human existence that require no stage, grandeur, self-importance, or smitten audience will continue to transpire daily in the unit.“
In this edition of the Physician Grind Narratives, Dr. Suneja returns to share some recommendations on how to make medical training more sustainable. He lays out five possible changes that could lead to a paradigm shift in our field.
In this edition of the Physician Grind Narratives, Dr. Amit Suneja asks a basic question: Should your kids be doctors? The state of medicine is headed in a troubling direction . Access to care is becoming harder. Physicians are being overworked resulting in high rates of burnout. What does it say about the system when physicians would not want their children to follow in their footsteps?
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, Dr. Rich AKA Wang Shi Kai returns to share with us more insights from his experience working as an Emergency Physician in China. He describes how the patient doctor relationship is broken. "A recent survey at my hospital found that almost 90% of respondents said they had been victims of physical abuse by patients.”
Scrubs are magical. They are the greatest things ever created. I guess I'll never want to be one of those people that have to go shopping for their work clothes. This blog talks about the difference between what Corporate America has to wear versus what Emergency Physicians wear.
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 first time contributor, Jonathan Warren shares with a story from his premed days, when he worked as a Forensic Autopsy Technician. Jonathan shares his first experience helping a grieving father who had lost his young son to overdose.
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.
Dr. Rich AKA Dr. Wang Shi Kai is back!!! He shares with us a summary of his experiences as an Emergency Medicine Doctor in China over the last year has been like. In the first part of this two part email he shares what working with residents in China is like.
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.
In this edition of the Physician Grind Narratives Heaveen recalls her time shadowing in an Emergency Department during her first year of medical school. An altered patient is brought in by paramedics. The patient’s work up revealed a STEMI and within moments Heaveen is running with the transport team through the halls of the hospital as the patient is transferred to the cath lab.
In this edition of the Physician Grind Narratives, Dr. Amy Wecker describes her battle with burnout and how turning to yoga saved her career.
In this edition of the Physician Grind Narratives, new Medical Student contributor, Heaveen shares with us a story from her time shadowing as a medical student in an Emergency Department. Heaveen is watching the management of a patient with a neck laceration. She is struck by the differing approaches between the two physicians involved in the patient’s care.
In this edition of the Physician Grind Rob joins us again to talk about a first. He shares with us the first time he had to perform chest compressions on a coding patient. He shares with us the excitement and terror of being thrown into the resuscitation
Luis shares with us a troubling event during the shift. It seems that a haiku is the best way to reflect on the moment.