We were only a few miles away from the hospital, but we might as well have been in another galaxy. Normally I wouldn’t have minded that feeling since I’ve spent most of my adult life in hospitals going through the different larval stages a medical trainee must on their way to their final form of an attending physician. But this current feeling of disconnect from the local hospital was …
Post Author: Taimur Safder, MD, MPH
Taimur Safder is a cardiology fellow.
“We have an admission.”
The dreaded four words for most interns on a day you are swamped with discharges while trying to get your post rounds orders in.
“Hypertensive emergency and possible osteomyelitis of the foot,” my senior informed me with a few other details as we made our way to the emergency department. Mr. Rodriguez was a very pleasant middle-aged gentleman, with graying hair and a goatee. I introduced myself, explained …
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