dr-fizzy

Dr. Fizzy

Freida McFadden is a midwestern physician who has finally finally finally come to the end of her grueling medical training, and at last she has enough time to publish the wealth of cartoons she's created over the years. If you enjoy them, please comment. If you don't enjoy them, then you can just keep your fool mouth shut. Read the rest at Doccartoon.blogspot.com, and make sure to check out her books, A Cartoon Guide To Becoming A Doctor, and The Devil You Know, on Amazon!

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Dr. Fizzy’s Declassified Step1 Survival Guide

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Confessions of a Third Year Resident: Life in Labor and Delivery

A fictional adaptation. I am going to make this medical student cry. I don’t know how I know it, but somehow I can sense it. I know it the second she walks into the resident room on Labor and Delivery at Cadence Hospital, her perfect blond ponytail swinging behind her. And I’m certain of it when she holds her slim hand out to me and says, “Hi! I’m Caroline! I’m the new medical student!” No, I am not exaggerating those exclamation points. “I’m Emily,” I say. (Note the lack of exclamation points.) I stay in my seat, but I reach out to take her hand, which is as smooth as a baby’s bottom. And I’ve touched a lot of babies’ bottoms lately, considering I’m working on Labor and Delivery right now. “I’m a third year resident.” My co-resident and sometimes friend, Jill, who also happens to be the chief resident for OB/GYN, looks down at Caroline’s outstretched hand and shakes her head. She leaves Caroline hanging as she says, “I’m Dr. Brandt.” Actually, maybe Jill will make her cry. “I’m so excited to be here!” Caroline says, practically bouncing on the heels of her practical shoes. She’s wearing the requisite blue scrubs—if she weren’t, Jill would be chewing her out as we speak. “I’m really interested in women’s health.” “Do you want to do OB/GYN?” I ask her. Caroline...

How to Read an EKG: Med Student Edition

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Profile of a First Year Med Student

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The Official Seat Ranking Order in Healthcare

Hospitals are tiring. Depending on what specialty you are in, you can spend the day running around the hospital, after which time you may be hoping for a little butt-on-chair time. Think again! If you are a med student, better start strengthening those quads and hamstrings – you’re going to be standing for a quite a while.    The original cartoon and more by Dr. Fizzy can be seen...

How Medical School Made Me Feel Like a Kindergartener

So you made it to medical school, congratulations! You are a mature, accomplished, driven adult, right? So why does being a medical student sometimes make you feel like you never even made it to elementary school?   This cartoon and more by Dr. Fizzy can be seen...

The 9 Things I Learned During Intern Year

1. The first two times your pager goes off are exciting! …every time after that is progressively more gut-wrenching.   2. Whoever your co-intern is will be your new BFF …or your most hated enemy.   3. There is an inverse relationship between amount of crap in your pocket and level of training   4. When you give a presentation, everyone in the room will know more about the topic than you do.   5. You will never escape the hospital…even in sleep.    6. Free food is the greatest joy in life!   7. White coats stay white for ~5 minutes.   8. There is no such thing as privacy…even in the bathroom..even with the door closed.   9. When in doubt, tylenol or stool-softeners will usually buy you some breathing room.   See the original cartoon and more by Dr. Fizzy.  ...