Category Archives: Attending

How to Learn Medicine in Residency

  Learning during residency is very different from medical school. Medical school is where you are taught the basics of medicine – anatomy, pathology, terminology, physiology and a basic understanding of diagnostics and treatments of diseases. Residency is where you become a doctor and use your knowledge to treat patients.

The Poor Historian

Last week, I was listening to the cases that were admitted by the overnight resident. By the time he presented the third case, I became annoyed after I repeatedly heard the dreaded phrase “poor historian.” This particular patient wasn’t forthcoming with his symptoms. He was vague with what was going

The Attending Life

I have been teaching a lot of medical students and residents lately as the “attending / staff” physician. It’s hard to remember what it was like ten years ago, when I was an undergraduate student and clueless about the world of medicine. I was naive and green. Optimistic and cautious.