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!"
I realized a few minutes ago when I took a break from all of the required writing I currently have to do, that it had been several days since I posted. So I’ve decided to give you a description of what I typically do any given day: Arrive at the medical center between 6:30am-7:00am. It […]Read more "A Day in the Life of a DCLS"
I am trying to keep my head above water in all of the work required, so I apologize for not being able to post as often as we would all like. As those of us in teaching facilities know, July 1st brought in a new wave of babies … aka freshly born MD residents. With […]Read more "Wrath of the Younglings"
While I have been feverishly writing what seems to be the miniature book called a doctorate thesis research proposal, I came across some curious statistics in the literature that I thought my readership would be interested in. From a study reviewing malpractice claims: “The most common breakdowns in the diagnostic process were failure to order […]Read more "Why We Must"
I must apologize to my readership for not posting as often as I was the first few weeks; let me just say that the amount of writing that is involved in obtaining a doctorate is … well … immense. I just realized after spending 14 hours today immersed in fine tuning my thesis research proposal, […]Read more "An Emergency Consultation Request"