True words are true. 

Via my buddy @loudieapp

True words are true.

Via my buddy @loudieapp

Getting drunk was good. I decided that I would always like getting drunk. It took away the obvious and maybe if you could get away from the obvious often enough, you wouldn’t become obvious yourself.
Charles Bukowski, Ham on Rye

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  • The Dark Tower
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I recently came across the Rivals album by Kensington and … well.. hot damn. Seriously, these guys are straight up kick-ass rock n’ roll. I immediately put them in the trailer for the next LKP Travel video which I posted a few days ago. Here’s another great track from that album, “Streets.”

There was a $1000 USMLE Step 2 Prep course this weekend in Chicago put on by Becker and C3NY.

RUSM sent a bunch of students for free if we signed up early enough which basically meant a free trip to Chicago.

This obviously meant I was going to have to film another travel video. The latest #YolidoFilms and Lambo Knight Productions joint venture is in the works but I finished the trailer this morning.

Enough thinking. Sometimes it felt like all he did was think, and all other people did was act. He was going to do the other thing for a while. See how that felt.
Lev Grossman, The Magician King
So my sister fliesonherownwings rolled through for a few days to hang at the beach which obviously means one thing:

Saving people. Hunting things. The family business.

We’ve been marathoning SPN together since I paused at Season 8 to catch her up before my boards. We’re trying to take down the rest of Season 5 and at least half of 6 before Thursday morning.

So my sister fliesonherownwings rolled through for a few days to hang at the beach which obviously means one thing:

Saving people. Hunting things. The family business.

We’ve been marathoning SPN together since I paused at Season 8 to catch her up before my boards. We’re trying to take down the rest of Season 5 and at least half of 6 before Thursday morning.

I found this old pic of me as a baby at my parents house and realized it was the exact same face as this pic of me rocking out “Fat Bottomed Girls” at our 4th semester Med School banquet. 

I guess some things never change.

I found this old pic of me as a baby at my parents house and realized it was the exact same face as this pic of me rocking out “Fat Bottomed Girls” at our 4th semester Med School banquet.

I guess some things never change.

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indaymusic:

Home | Dotan

Through the warmth, through the cold
Keep running ‘til we’re there

I’ve been on a bender to find some solid new travel music before my trip to Chicago this week for a USMLE Step 2 CS board review course. Luckily I found a ton which I’ll be posting throughout the week.

Up first is “Home” by Dutch singer-songwriter Dotan.

"Because he’s the hero Times Square deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So, we’ll hunt him, because he can take it. Because he’s not our hero. He’s a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A Dark Knight."

This guy had a killer Batman costume today in NYC and was chatting up the NYPD.

34thandnow:

Everyday Carry: Med School Edition
-Whitecoat Clipboard Silver  -Mass. General Pocket Medicine 5th ed. By Marc Sabatine M.D.  -Littman Classic II SE Stethoscope  -Cherokee Surgical Green Scrubs -Master the Wards: Internal Med by Conrad Fisher M.D. -Red Kap Medical Student White Coat -Luminox 0215.SL Sentry watch  -Curad 3G Vinyl gloves  -3M 1” Surgical Tape  -BD Vacutainer Safety-Lok 23G  -Surgi-Lube  -Orbit Peppermint Gum -Cole Haan Slim Card Wallet  -Burt’s Bees Lip Balm  -Hospital ID -Papermate Pens: Black, Red, Blue  -Pen Light  -iPhone5 charger  -Sony earbuds


Wow. I can’t believe this has almost 800 notes. Who would’ve thought the excessive amounts of random crap I keep in my white coat was interesting. I should’ve done one of these for surgery too, but really the only things that changed were:1. Way more pairs of gloves—excessive amounts actually—for all the dressing changes, contact with bodily fluids, pre-op blood draws, insertion of catheters and even the occasion manual disimpaction (look that last one up for some fun) 2. Swapping out of Master the Wards. Internal Med for Dr. Pestana’s Surgery Notes (life saver) and whatever case-relevant notes I had printed out from Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery 9th Ed.3. Claus Titanium Bonded 7” trauma sheers 4. Swapped out to a new bright orange Littman Cardio II stethoscope so that it would be more easily recognizable if I left it somewhere in the hospital. Incidentally this earned me the nickname “Orange Steth” from our PGY5 Chief Surgical Resident who routinely forgot everyone else’s name, even after three months on service.  5. Random sutures to practice throwing 2-handed and 1-handed ties (surgical knots) on my white coat when I actually happened to be wearing it—which was rarely ever unless I was in clinic. 6. A few saline flushes for flushing lines, making wet to dry dressings, or removing difficult dressings.7. Assorted dressing change items: sterile 4x4’s, ABD’s, Kerlex, Ace bandages, large 1 and 2” cloth tape rolls. Luckily in Family Practice out-patient clinic right now for 6 weeks and we don’t have to wear white coats just business professional attire and steths/pen light which means I get a break from lugging all this shit around.

34thandnow:

Everyday Carry: Med School Edition

-Whitecoat Clipboard Silver
-Mass. General Pocket Medicine 5th ed. By Marc Sabatine M.D.
-Littman Classic II SE Stethoscope
-Cherokee Surgical Green Scrubs
-Master the Wards: Internal Med by Conrad Fisher M.D.
-Red Kap Medical Student White Coat
-Luminox 0215.SL Sentry watch
-Curad 3G Vinyl gloves
-3M 1” Surgical Tape
-BD Vacutainer Safety-Lok 23G
-Surgi-Lube
-Orbit Peppermint Gum
-Cole Haan Slim Card Wallet
-Burt’s Bees Lip Balm
-Hospital ID
-Papermate Pens: Black, Red, Blue
-Pen Light
-iPhone5 charger
-Sony earbuds

Wow. I can’t believe this has almost 800 notes. Who would’ve thought the excessive amounts of random crap I keep in my white coat was interesting.

I should’ve done one of these for surgery too, but really the only things that changed were:

1. Way more pairs of gloves—excessive amounts actually—for all the dressing changes, contact with bodily fluids, pre-op blood draws, insertion of catheters and even the occasion manual disimpaction (look that last one up for some fun)

2. Swapping out of Master the Wards. Internal Med for Dr. Pestana’s Surgery Notes (life saver) and whatever case-relevant notes I had printed out from Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery 9th Ed.

3. Claus Titanium Bonded 7” trauma sheers

4. Swapped out to a new bright orange Littman Cardio II stethoscope so that it would be more easily recognizable if I left it somewhere in the hospital. Incidentally this earned me the nickname “Orange Steth” from our PGY5 Chief Surgical Resident who routinely forgot everyone else’s name, even after three months on service.

5. Random sutures to practice throwing 2-handed and 1-handed ties (surgical knots) on my white coat when I actually happened to be wearing it—which was rarely ever unless I was in clinic.

6. A few saline flushes for flushing lines, making wet to dry dressings, or removing difficult dressings.

7. Assorted dressing change items: sterile 4x4’s, ABD’s, Kerlex, Ace bandages, large 1 and 2” cloth tape rolls.

Luckily in Family Practice out-patient clinic right now for 6 weeks and we don’t have to wear white coats just business professional attire and steths/pen light which means I get a break from lugging all this shit around.

What’s wrong with death sir? What are we so mortally afraid of? Why can’t we treat death with a certain amount of humanity and dignity, and decency, and God forbid, maybe even humor. Death is not the enemy gentlemen. If we’re going to fight a disease, let’s fight one of the most terrible diseases of all, indifference. You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you’ll win, no matter what the outcome.
Robin Williams, Patch Adams

Listening to Jack White’s new album—which I still really can’t get into with the exception of a few songs—has gotten me listening to old stuff as well. I forgot just how awesome of a track “Shakin’” is.

"You got me noiy-vous!"

Friday marks the end of 3 months of sleep deprivation, 18 hour work days, 24 hour calls and getting pimped a.k.a. the Surgery Clerkship. I figured I would post some pics from the experience.

1. Assisting on a total thyroidectomy for papillary thyroid carcinoma.
2. An epic tape ball I made on a slow weekend Call day.
3. That time I ripped my scrubs and sutured them back together.
4. Just hanging in the changing room pre-operation.
5. The hospital around 3 or 4am on a night call.
6. Learning how to use the laparoscopic trainer.
7. My buddy Aaron at 5:30am rounds on the floors.
8. Two MSIII’s and a PGY5 Surgical Resident in June when we were the only people covering 3 floors of surgical patients on nights.