It was a sunny morning in July and I was scheduled at the outpatient center with the oral and maxillofacial surgeons for teeth extractions. One of my patients was your son, an athletic teenager, whose only medical history was asthma. According to you and him, he had not experienced any recent asthma attacks, and had… Continue reading Dear Mrs. X, I’m sorry about what happened to your son under anesthesia.
Imagine this situation: you google a particular recipe you want to make for dinner tonight. Your search yields several versions of the recipe on various food blogs. You click on the one that seems the most appealing and you're so excited to get to the ingredients/directions. Instead, you get a long essay about how each… Continue reading Spicy Watermelon Summer Salad
Match Day is the culmination of a medical student's education: the day all graduating seniors and non-traditional applicants find out where they will spend the next three to seven years to train in a desired specialty. I fell in love with Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN) as it was the perfect way to combine my passion… Continue reading The Match, the Scramble, and the SOAP: Life After Choosing a Different Specialty
When you hear someone say they are planning a vacation to Southeast Asia, most people immediately think of Thailand. When I think of Thailand, I picture crowds of swarming tourists and long wait times for good photo opportunities. That may or may not be what it is actually like, but 2017 was a particularly rough… Continue reading The Philippines.
We spend so much time choosing the perfect name for our website/blog/brand that we can lose sight of what made us create it in the first place. On that note, The Traveling Resident is more reflective of the musings that will be expressed in this blog, hence the name change. Sometimes I wish I was… Continue reading What’s in a name.
Young, aspiring doctors are the Iron Youth of this generation. In Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front, young German soldiers are called the Iron Youth as part of a campaign to generate enthusiasm for fighting in the war; these soldiers soon realize the true horrors of war and its lasting impact on the psyche.… Continue reading On being a doctor: 8 things I would tell my younger self.
Like many others who decide to start a blog, I have always been fond of writing. I have kept diaries on-and-off most of my life, and have found that writing is a superior method of channeling emotional and creative energy. So what's with the name? Loss of resistance (LOR) is a term we use in… Continue reading Pilot.