Amongst the many diseases we learned in our first week (Zellweger, Kartagener, Tay-Sachs, etc.), lordosis and kyphosis stood out (pun intended).
We’ve heard it said that med school is like drinking water out of a fire hydrant. And so, we tried to prepare. We set our minds to the task. I mean, how bad can it be? Then we got the full experience.
Yep, we now know our four-letter acronym. And, as you can see, we only matched up on one letter (I). I suppose we could be a case for opposites attract.
Janna: Code Blue! Code Blue! [A heart stopped beating] Doctors and nurses rushing to the patient’s room. Chest compressions. Oxygen masks. Rounding in the ICU and ER, MI was one of the top concerns. Chest pain patients often managed to miss the long ER lines. So, what is MI? Here are a few basics. Jargon: …
Oh no. Those were my first thoughts as I stared at the e-mail. Oh no, anything but that one. Any ward except, except… And so for my first two weeks of med school, I was assigned to surgery.
And with the start of med school, a new countdown begins!