Lessons Learned: Clinical Education 2, weeks 5-8

The span and tardiness of these updates have decreased in an exponential manner. I have returned. The span for the next three rotations will be every five weeks to make two posts per rotation.         1. Healthcare access in rural areas is … Read More

Lessons Learned: Clinical Education 2, Weeks 3 and 4

  Now a biweekly series. Either I’m getting wiser and don’t feel like there’s as many lessons to be learned, or I’m too dumb to recognize them. 1.     Family Management is tricky. I’d imagine family support is a huge factor in successful outcomes. A … Read More

Lessons Learned from Clinical Education 2: Week 2

  A little delayed, but Game of Thrones season finale, Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather and celebration of a friend who got his first big boy job.   1.)     Documentation still sucks. The amount of inefficiency drives me nuts. The computer is smart … Read More

Lessons Learned: Clinical Education 2, Week 1

  Boy howdy! It has been awhile since I last learned some clinical lessons. Just a couple months shy of a year. Now I’m in my last year of PT school, which includes 38 weeks of clinical rotations. So in terms of book learning, I’m … Read More

Better: Book Review

  I recently finished reading Atul Gawande’s book Better. As a general rule I try not to get too wrapped up in writers and their backgrounds so the lens through which I read is not too clouded. The best ideas should be able to stand … Read More

For the Cardiologist’s Heart

Kind of late for Valentine’s day, but oh well. A nod to “make it stick” classroom activities. This one’s dedicated to all the female cardiologists out there. Which is actually strikingly rare, with less than 1 in 10 in the US AND they are getting … Read More

Lessons from Clinical Experience 1: Week 5

Well butter my butt and call me toast. CE 1 and 5 weeks of free labor is in the books! Here we go: Buy in. Simple as that. The prevalence of complaining about a job is absurdly high. I try my best to only do … Read More

Lessons from Clinical Experience 1: Week 4

Sweet mother Mary. There is only one week left and then practically a month off before returning to classes. I can’t wait to have more time to read and learn about a lot of things that I probably won’t ever use. Seriously though. I have … Read More

Lessons from Clinical Experience 1: Week 3

Week three was only three days. I gave thanks for these three days by eating lasagna and honing my hand-eye coordination (playing COD). Without further ado, lessons from my third week: As a healthcare provider and MSK specialist, be prepared to answer questions about ANY … Read More

Lessons from Clinical Experience 1: Week 2

Week 2 is in the books. It was actually in the books about a week ago, but I just didn’t take the time to put pen to paper. It’s nice to have established myself with my patients and bring them on back to start their … Read More