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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.

So this past weekend they celebrated Carnivale in Roseau, the capital of Dominica. Having just finished up our neuro/endocrine/psych block and taken the block exam the previous Monday, we decided to head on out and experience Carnivale in the Caribbean first hand.

What ensued was basically a seventeen hour bender of no sleep, drinking, eating, marching in the streets, blowing whistles, jumping on and off trucks, wearing crazy hats and more drinking. It was fantastic. Especially since most of us pulled seventeen hour no-sleep benders the weekend before to study for our exam.

Of the twenty or so that went and started our Carnivale experience around 5pm, only Sayegh and I were left standing in the streets at 10am with our breakfast Vodka-Monsters in hand (they were out of Redbull.)

Highlights of the night included:
-Jumping on a moving flat bad and crowning it our chariot float.
-Marching in the parade with locals for 4 hours.
-Getting invited to karaoke with an Asian family at their Chinese New Years dinner.
-James’ incredible mullet wig.