One of the biggest questions I get from medical students is what it’s a typical day like as a resident? The stereotype of a resident schedule is the never-ending, long hours that basically imprison you in the hospital.
Tag: emergency medicine
Is Emergency Medicine Anything Like TV Shows (Grey’s, House, Etc)?
Fact vs Fiction – How medical TV dramas fare in imitating the reality of everyday life at the hospital. Despite the long hours I spend at the hospital as an emergency medicine resident, I am still guilty of getting sucked into a good medical drama. One of the biggest questions I get is whether the […]
4 Reasons Why Burnout In Emergency Medicine is So High
Feeling the Burn – Why burnout in the field of emergency medicine is high According to an article in Annals of Emergency Medicine, emergency medicine physicians are three times more likely to experience burnout than the average physician. Over 7,000 physicians from over two dozen specialties across the United States were surveyed, and there was […]
Prep For Med School Podcast #3: What Makes Someone A Good ER Doctor
In this Youtube podcast interview, I interview one of the writers of the site, Tiffany Dao. In the interview, we talked about her non-traditional path to medicine, and what led her down the path of emergency medicine. You can watch the video interview below. If you want to just listen to the audio, please use […]
Should I Go Into Emergency Medicine: Weighing the Pros and Cons
Emergency medicine is one of the sexiest specialties medicine has to offer. The fast-paced, ever-changing environment means there’s always a certain degree of catastrophe, making it an excellent backdrop for all of the drama we know and love on medical shows. Television and reality don’t always agree, and it is no different in this case. […]