Dropping NICU Knowledge, PIMP City

So tomorrow is the end for me. I’ve been on my pediatric rotation now for 2 weeks, seen a lot of interesting cases, worked in both an outpatient clinic and an peds emergency room (thank you site for offering that!) but tomorrow I start in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) under a (supposedly) intense attending who’s out for medical student blood! So far my medical … Continue reading Dropping NICU Knowledge, PIMP City

‘Beauty and the Beast’, Magical AF – 9.5/10

Contrary to my last theater film (John Wick 2) I went into this one expecting not to like it. It’s a Disney remake for crying out loud. The original is great and there’s zero reason to mess with it and make a verbatim live action, Emma Watson infused, follow up. (Besides being an blatantly obvious money grab of course!) So I had my doubts as well as zero … Continue reading ‘Beauty and the Beast’, Magical AF – 9.5/10

‘John Wick: Chapter 2’, Action Does Not Replace Laziness – 6/10

I wanted to like this movie. No, I wanted to LOVE this movie. Every male around me who’s seen it raves about it! My father, my classmates, even the random dude I talked to in an Uber last week all say the same thing: “This movie is ‘Merica. From start to finish there’s death and destruction and you’ll absolutely get your money’s worth!” So did I … Continue reading ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’, Action Does Not Replace Laziness – 6/10

Free Otitis Media Lectures!

I didn’t realize how poor I was at using the otoscope until this first week of Pediatrics. While I visualized hundreds of tympanic membranes (TMs) in 60 year old men while on occupational medicine, unfortunately 2 year olds with ear infections don’t sit still very long, or at all. What’s worse, even if the child restrains themselves just long enough to visual the TM, I struggle describing & diagnosing what I … Continue reading Free Otitis Media Lectures!

Pediatric Tips & Tricks

So I’ve officially been on my Peds service for a full 2-days and I’ve already learned a lot! Kids are fun, parents are great, and the pace is nothing like the emergency room or even occupational health, which I just finished after 3 months. It’s definitely a welcomed change. 🙂 While my immune system is in overdrive attempting to keep me alive just long enough to see the … Continue reading Pediatric Tips & Tricks

Nintendo Switch First Impressions!

Impulse purchase! Well not really. I’ve been thinking about the Nintendo Switch ever since it’s keynote on January 13th, 2017. It’s the newest gaming console, it’s unique, the N64 is my favorite video game system of all time and most importantly I love gaming on the sofa with my buddies. So naturally the Switch is a perfect fit: the console launched February 27th and is sold out everywhere till Easter, … Continue reading Nintendo Switch First Impressions!

Scottsdale ‘Cars and Coffee’

I love car shows! I’ve been going to them since I was a kid. However, everything with time gets old. Same location, same cars, nothing jarringly exciting means your mind eventually goes numb to the experience. And it’s frustrating since I’ve attended great events over the years! The show I most frequently attended when I lived in Arizona was the Pavilion’s car show in Scottsdale, AZ (map). It takes place … Continue reading Scottsdale ‘Cars and Coffee’

‘Logan’, The Wolverine Send Off We Deserved – 9/10

Wow. Can you believe it’s been 17 YEARS since we were first introduced to Hugh Jackman’s rendition of wolverine? I sure can’t. And I’m going to miss that guy! Walking out of the theater opening night, a friend and myself reminisced about our favorite scene from the original 2000 X-men where Logan slices a shotgun in half as the pellets fall to the floor in utter disbelief of the … Continue reading ‘Logan’, The Wolverine Send Off We Deserved – 9/10

Shoulder Dislocations 101

The shoulder is the #1 dislocated joint in the body. I would wage that nearly everyone either knows someone who’s experienced one or will at some point in their medical career assist in their reduction. Ahhh that ‘clunk’ is so satisfying! So might as well learn a few things before helping, right? The goal is to facilitate key points about these dislocations from which are most common, sensitive tests for diagnosing and a few radiographic … Continue reading Shoulder Dislocations 101

Free Dermatology Lectures

So I know a guy. That’s because he’s the 4th year medical student I’ve worked with all month. By happenstance we chatted about fun rotations/services we’ve been on and he mentioned Dermatology. Now I think Derm is “unique” to say the least: It requires the highest board scores & medical school GPA’s to match. The residences/attending’s are some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet (second to pediatricians) and importantly … Continue reading Free Dermatology Lectures