Posts Tagged "residents"

Comrade Barf

Posted by on Aug 19, 2011 in Inside my cerebrum | 0 comments

Comrade Barf

“Stabbed” In the spirit of rocket_tello’s pen post, I feel inclined to say something: No matter how nice your residents are, no matter how encouraging they seem, they will throw you under the bus when met with the slightest hint of adversity. The other night I was with my female resident and a pregnant patient who needed a pelvic exam. I will be honest. I am tired of looking at vaginas. So, if given half the chance, I will stay up at the patient’s shoulder, bed-side, making chitchat with her or her husband. The resident went to check the cervix and the woman was in...

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The Mighty Pen

Posted by on Jun 26, 2011 in Inside my cerebrum | 3 comments

I have this thing for pens. I often refer to myself as “pen particular” as I enjoy a nice wide point, retractable gel pen. The benefits of smooth, non smudging ink that glides onto the paper with greatest of ease and somehow manages to make my handwriting look great. The retractability that enables me to put the pen in my scrub or coat pocket with ease and without marking myself or re-capping is superb. You could say this particularity came from my mother. She is pen particular, but not pen specific. She just likes pens, lots of pens: gels, rolling ball, marker pens, different ergonomic...

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