This week I am on my vascular surgery rotation. I chose to do this rotation for one specific reason: I love one of our (female) vascular surgeons. I don't have a particular interest in varicose veins or diabetic foot ulcers. However, this one woman is so excited and passionate about her job and she loves… Continue reading What’s the Difference?
I was having in interesting conversation with K the other day. We were talking about some aspects of my clerkship. Here are a few pertinent excerpts: I really shouldn't complain because I know that it's my turn to be at the bottom. I think what was really the most irritating was feeling like there was… Continue reading What Happened to Consideration?
I read a book once about Women who think too much. It is some sort of "self-help" book that is supposed to provide advice on how to lessen anxiety and stop over-thinking. I can't say that I remember even one thing that the book said and my current state of mind is a perfect testament… Continue reading Women Who Think Too Much
I came across a very interesting blog written by another Canadian medical student (no, I don't know this person...) and their most recent post is about learning from patients. Reading this person's entry (read it here), especially on the heels of my experience from the other day, was a quick reminder that patients are our… Continue reading Patients as Teachers