Third-year is exciting. It’s the first year you have real responsibilities in the hospital. We get to start doing surgeries and anesthesia rotations in the shelter med department. It’s also our last two semesters of classwork before transitioning to clinical rotations. Third-year is a time of change. We are no longer learning basic anatomy and […]
Why Wait? Aspirate!
Mast cell tumors are a funny thing and I learned that with one of my patients. They can look like anything on the outside—they can be flat or raised, they can be hairless or haired, they can be cutaneous or subcutaneous. You really can’t look at a mass and say, “Yup, that’s a mast cell […]
Reducing Plastic Waste on Clinical Rotations
The medical profession contributes to a lot of plastic waste, but it is absolutely necessary. We cannot reuse a plastic syringe that was used to draw blood. Since we are at the mercy of plastic in the medical field, we can make changes elsewhere in our personal and professional lives. If you have read any […]