Archive for November 2011

Decision 2012 – ‘Tis the Season

November 12, 2011

When I submitted my ERAS application on September 1st*, it was with the hope that out of the 70 pediatric residency programs to which my credentials were sent, one or two might be interested or even mildly curious and decide that out of the hundreds (thousands?) of applicants, they’d like to meet me. Never in my most optimistic musings did I imagine I’d receive the response I have had. Of the 70 programs to which I sent my application, 19 20 have invited me to interview. This is the very definition of blessed. Or maybe just lucky.


Blood on my Gloves – Surgery Core, その2

November 2, 2011

After 12 weeks of surgery, I have learned a great many things. I’ve listed some pearls below:
1.. Doctors treat patients, not CTs or X-rays
2. To be a good physician, one must make anatomy and physiology their bread and butter
3. To be a good surgeon, one might have to be a little crazy