Med School Diaries

“Kumusta na ka, Jad?”

asked the doc I was talking to over the phone after introducing myself (it was the first time we had communicated outside Facebook). Funny how often one despises others for not taking the time to ask how one is doing and yet, when the question does come, one is actually never quite prepared for it… Continue reading “Kumusta na ka, Jad?”

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Today was

good and bad. I was informed of the impact of something I did weeks ago. We went to see three patients today - a 15yo/f with a case of asthma exacerbation with possible concomitant pneumonia, a 2 month old baby girl with failure to thrive, and a 5-hour old newborn Third year in medical school… Continue reading Today was

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When I saw my injured nephew enter the ER in a wheelchair today, I froze.

It was not the first time I froze in front of a patient. The first time was a few weeks ago when I was tasked to extract the history and perform a physical examination in the emergency room on my own. It was a suspected pyelonephritis. The patient came in hypotensive and delirious with spiking… Continue reading When I saw my injured nephew enter the ER in a wheelchair today, I froze.