Category Archives: Surgery Related Topics

“Okay, Let’s Crack Him!”

  Let’s crack him—three simple words that sent a shock wave through the ER. Three words that invited every surgery resident, internal medicine resident, medical student, respiratory therapist, lab tech, blood gas tech—and even the housekeeping staff—to flood into the room, hoping to witness the most dramatic procedure, the greatest spectacle, in all of medicine.… Continue Reading

The Me, Myself, and I Interview – Part 2

  Are the terms intern, resident, and attending surgeon confusing? For a glimpse of how surgeons are trained in this country, read on.   Me:  Your stories are populated with medical students, interns, surgery residents and attending surgeons. Can you explain the various designations? Myself:  Medical education is built upon increasing responsibility and experience. Medical students are, of course,… Continue Reading