Reflecting on the Rotation

My family medicine rotation consisted of being in a primary care physician office every weekday for five weeks. I used to work for an Internal Medicine doctor, so I had an idea about what to expect. I was still a little nervous about what to expect. The Family Medicine provider, Dr. Devicka Persaud, was nothing short of wonderful. She was easy to talk to, taught medical concepts very well, and was very attentive with her patients. I saw many patients throughout the day and throughout my rotation. My responsibilities consisted of triaging patients including getting social, family, and past medical …

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Reflecting on the Rotation

My surgery rotation consisted of 12-hour days during the week with a 24-hour shift every fourth day (including weekends). I was first a little nervous about how long those 24-hour shifts were, and what would I get done during those hours. Through-out my rotation, I saw many surgeries during those 24-hour shifts, and I was happy I was a part of it. My surgery rotation consisted of going to various types of surgeries and procedures including exploratory laparotomies, colon and small bowel resections, mastectomies, laparoscopic cholecystectomies and appendectomies, hernia repairs, colonoscopies, hemorrhoidectomies, fistulotomies, and anal fistula repairs. We were also …

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Reflecting on the Rotation

My pediatrics rotation had three components to it. I first started off at the emergency room. Since this rotation was during the winter months, I saw many children with viral infections including the influenza, Covid, RSV, and viral gastroenteritis. I also did many rapid strep tests as well as the cultures for backup. Some of the more interesting cases I have had included a teenager who had a varicocele as well as microlithiasis in his scrotum. Another patient had fevers on and off for four months. We had every differential we could think of, including acute lymphoblastic leukemia, malaria, HIV, …

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