MEDICAL CHRONICLES|18|LESSONS FROM SCRUBBING IN

RuthsBlog/ August 24, 2016/ Journal Entries, Ruth Writes/ 1 comments

PREPARE AHEAD OF TIME FOR WHAT YOU WANT: If you’re a student aspiring to be picked for a particular role, prepare for it. Don’t casually run into opportunities. You can’t be fully prepared for some things and some opportunities indeed take you by surprise but to the extent that you can, prepare. PRACTICAL EXAMPLES: A few times, I wondered into ORs

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MEDICAL CHRONICLES||MORNING RUN & IGT

RuthsBlog/ August 23, 2016/ Journal Entries, Ruth Writes/ 0 comments

TUESDAY, August 19th I love to run. It’s one goal to run consistently every day or as often as I know the need to. I could stand the thought of needing to run and not have my running shoes with me so, they were the last things I packed when I was travelling. Monday  was a very long day considering the

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MEDICAL CHRONICLES|13b|EVERGREEN MEMORY II: Try Everything

RuthsBlog/ August 19, 2016/ Journal Entries, Ruth Writes/ 2 comments

In the month of July, I had what I called theme songs. There were two of them: Shakira’s Try Everything for the animation, Zootopia. The second was “Good, Good, Father” especially Darrel Wall’s rendition. Standing in an open space with my camera in hand, I was wondering how weird it’d have been to go into Dr. Till’s office, again and ask

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MEDICAL CHRONICLES|13a| EVERGREEN MEMORY I

RuthsBlog/ August 18, 2016/ Journal Entries, Ruth Writes/ 0 comments

All protocol observed. (All protocol meaning the morning routine, coffee ritual, morning meetings, ward rounds which was a great experience again, OR procedures, etc) I lingered outside the hallway. I really wanted to speak with Dr Till but I wasn’t sure how to go about it. Do I go through his secretary? Was I supposed to book an appointment? Could I

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MEDICAL CHRONICLES|11b| VACTERL ASSOCIATION

RuthsBlog/ August 16, 2016/ Journal Entries, Ruth Writes/ 0 comments

STILL TUESDAY THE 12th. It was about time for the procedure so I got up and headed back to the OR.  Preliminary procedures were going on. Sasha, the Serbian came in. He’s this guy in glasses I always see around. Zdenko wore glasses too but his tag read his name/Slovakia (just to give you a mental picture 😃) He had the

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