The week started off with a discussion on research and ways to get involved during residency. We then got a primer on early pregnancy ultrasound and ectopic pregnancy from Dr. Stolz. Our yearly directives series covered personal finance/loans as well as the job search and contract negotiation. Dr. Stettler then gave us some pearls on how to manage the agitated patient. This was followed by Dr. Plash who discussed the removal of GI foreign bodies. We then ended with a visiting lecturer, Michigan Program Director Dr. Laura Hopson, who covered bedside teaching tips and tricks.Read More
I don’t know if this has happened to you yet. It happened to me on my first shift as an intern. I hadn’t laid hand on a stethoscope in months. I had just unloaded the cardboard boxes from my rental truck into my new place. As I was settling in to my first few patient encounters one of our nurses approached me to say that a patient had been brought into our area that was extremely agitated. I looked up to see a man being held down by multiple police officers, thrashing and swearing.
“What can I give him?” She said.
“How about a hug?” I replied.Read More