A Day In The Life Of… – #7

  Looking back to the olden days, medicine was quite different than it is today. The high degree of specialization in the modern age has invited a considerable amount of variety in every physician’s life. Being a family practitioner as opposed to a surgeon, your working day can vary quite a bit.   However, rather than speculating on the lives of different physicians, I thought it might be best to hear a firsthand testament from those living the life themselves.   So, without further ado, let’s jump right in.   7. Obstetrician/Gynecologist Labor and Delivery is one of the more joyous fields in medicine. The opportunity to help bring life into this world is one that only a select few practice.   While obstetricians focus on labor and delivery and gynecologists manage female reproductive concerns, most physicians in this specialty overlap in both areas. Their scope of practice allows them to invite considerable variety in their work, caring for individual patients as well as their families in multiple different settings (operating rooms, clinics, etc.).   Video: Source Featured Image:...

A Day In The Life Of… – #6

Looking back to the olden days, medicine was quite different than it is today. The high degree of specialization in the modern age has invited a considerable amount of variety in every physician’s life. Being a family practitioner as opposed to a surgeon, your working day can vary quite a bit. However, rather than speculating on the lives of different physicians, I thought it might be best to hear a firsthand testament from those living the life themselves. So, without further ado, let’s jump right in.   6. Orthopedic Surgeon Musculoskeletal injuries are some of the most common occurrences in everyday life. From a small sprain to a complicated femur fracture, orthopedic surgeons posses the skills and diligence to manage the insult and help patients along on the way to recovery. However, just as there are positives in the work, there are some negatives as well. From the long hours to the sickest patients, take a moment to hear Dr. Mark Wichman’s views into the dynamic practice of orthopedic surgery. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-3YRWYWm4E   Featured Image:...

Medical Documentaries To Watch – #5

  As an aspiring physician, staying on top of medical news is paramount. Whether it’s a new drug in the market with stark implications or a new virus in town portending an epidemic, clinicians need to be aware of what’s going on and how it has the potential to affect patient care.   However, in order to get an in depth look at an issue, a simple news article taking a cursory look may not suffice. You often need to get down to the nitty-gritty of the matter and track the issue back to its origin. In other cases, issues are so complex that they require the incorporation of various perspectives in order to be understood to a considerable degree. In my humble opinion, medical documentaries are the way to go here, exposing individuals to multifaceted information in a fairly organized manner, showcasing applicable content especially for growing physicians.   Over the course of the next several articles, I will be highlighting some of the most notable documentaries I have come across in my lifetime. My hope is to help you all appreciate their value and learn from them in anticipation of a lifelong career in medicine.   5. Code Black The emergency room is one of the most high-paced, adrenaline-filled places in a hospital. Coupled with a full staff of physicians, nurses, technicians, and various other personnel who...

A Day In The Life Of… – #5

  Looking back to the olden days, medicine was quite different than it is today. The high degree of specialization in the modern age has invited a considerable amount of variety in every physician’s life. Being a family practitioner as opposed to a surgeon, your working day can vary quite a bit.   However, rather than speculating on the lives of different physicians, I thought it might be best to hear a firsthand testament from those living the life themselves.   So, without further ado, let’s jump right in.   5. Hematologist The field of hematology is one of the less commonly known specialties in medicine. Being one of the fastest growing areas with a focus on patient-centered care and active research, hematology produces, as well as promotes, better outcomes.   As shown in the video here, hematologists manage a variety of conditions, helping patients and their families through the ailment.     Video: Source Featured Image:...

Medical Documentaries To Watch – #4

  As an aspiring physician, staying on top of medical news is paramount. Whether it’s a new drug in the market with stark implications or a new virus in town portending an epidemic, clinicians need to be aware of what’s going on and how it has the potential to affect patient care.   However, in order to get an in depth look at an issue, a simple news article taking a cursory look may not suffice. You often need to get down to the nitty-gritty of the matter and track the issue back to its origin. In other cases, issues are so complex that they require the incorporation of various perspectives in order to be understood to a considerable degree. In my humble opinion, medical documentaries are the way to go here, exposing individuals to multifaceted information in a fairly organized manner, showcasing applicable content especially for growing physicians.   Over the course of the next several articles, I will be highlighting some of the most notable documentaries I have come across in my lifetime. My hope is to help you all appreciate their value and learn from them in anticipation of a lifelong career in medicine.   4. Doctors’ Diaries The journey to becoming a practicing physician is a long one. After graduating from high school, going through the uncertain waters of undergraduate study, the certain curriculum of...

A Day In The Life Of… – #4

  Looking back to the olden days, medicine was quite different than it is today. The high degree of specialization in the modern age has invited a considerable amount of variety in every physician’s life. Being a family practitioner as opposed to a surgeon, your working day can vary quite a bit.   However, rather than speculating on the lives of different physicians, I thought it might be best to hear a firsthand testament from those living the life themselves.   So, without further ado, let’s jump right in.   4. Psychiatrist   The field of psychiatry is one marked by a close examination of the human being as a whole rather than a focus on the finer aspects of clinical medicine. Psychiatrists are known for their patience and careful consideration,  trained in the art of analyzing the psychological and behavioral aspects of patients in order to heal them to be more “normal” participants of society.     Video: Source Featured Image: Source...

Medical Documentaries To Watch – #3

  As an aspiring physician, staying on top of medical news is paramount. Whether it’s a new drug in the market with stark implications or a new virus in town portending an epidemic, clinicians need to be aware of what’s going on and how it has the potential to affect patient care.   However, in order to get an in depth look at an issue, a simple news article taking a cursory look may not suffice. You often need to get down to the nitty-gritty of the matter and track the issue back to its origin. In other cases, issues are so complex that they require the incorporation of various perspectives in order to be understood to a considerable degree. In my humble opinion, medical documentaries are the way to go here, exposing individuals to multifaceted information in a fairly organized manner, showcasing applicable content especially for growing physicians.   Over the course of the next several articles, I will be highlighting some of the most notable documentaries I have come across in my lifetime. My hope is to help you all appreciate their value and learn from them in anticipation of a lifelong career in medicine.   3. Chasing Zero: Winning The War On Healthcare Harm   Medical errors are one of the leading causes of death in the world today. Where patients should find solace and security...

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