Below is a copy of a post that has been circulating two different message forums: the studentdoctor.net forum and the AACC forum. Given the traffic that these posts have received and the notices/messages I have received from them, I only feel it is necessary to respond. This response is for both the original poster and […]Read more "This, Too, Shall Pass"
As I take a brief break from non-stop writing, to write this blog post, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on a couple of things prior to my graduation in a few days. First, I thought it would only be fitting to share excerpts from my thesis acknowledgements page. It very much summarizes […]Read more "Reflection"
As I have now completed all requirements for graduation, all that I have left to do is walk across the stage. I am honored that I was chosen to receive the Dean’s award for Outstanding Academic Excellence and will also be a featured graduate in the university’s journal (will link to it when it is […]Read more "All That is Left is to Walk"
A question I commonly receive in my messages and emails is: “What types of questions do physicians ask?” It would be unreasonable to list every question I was asked by a physician because it would be boring after the first 50 or so, but I can certainly list a few of them. I will break […]Read more "What Do They Ask?"
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a case … so here you go: A 53 year old female with a past medical history of hypertension, GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease), and depression presented to the emergency room with chest pains. Standard laboratory work-up including CBC, BMP, and troponin was ordered and all were completely normal. The […]Read more "A Case & A Question"
Yesterday I presented and defended my doctoral research and if you’ve never had to go through an experience of conducting, analyzing, writing, and then defending research at this level … well you just really need to experience it yourself to completely understand. I won’t go into the nitty gritty details of my research, as it […]Read more "My Research – A Never Ending Experiment"
I know it has been a while – OK, a long while, since I last update this blog. But let’s face it, if I had a ton of time on my hands, I wouldn’t actually be doing doctoral level work, right? This post will be short, as I am super busy finishing up my year-long […]Read more "Still here … almost done!"