Better than you think

Exhaustion from call; PTSD from getting barked at; loss of a social life. For many medical students, the surgical rotation during clerkship is supposedly the “doom and gloom” block. While it is a challenging block with a lot to learn, that is not a phenomenom unique from the other specialty rotations either. In fact, there

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Surgery in China

I am, by no means, a surgery keener. I have, for the sake of “trying it”, managed to do one surgery observership during my first year of medical school. My memories of this afternoon include spending four hours standing behind the surgeon, resident and several nurses, wearing 10 lbs of lead and a mask that

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