Sunday, February 28, 2010

Back to the General

Starting an infectious disease rotation at SFGH tomorrow. Even though I had neurosurgery a few weeks ago, I am feeling a slight feeling of dread about going back to the hospital!

Yesterday, Paul and I used a Groupon to visit Cuvaison in Napa, it was a very good deal. We also picked up a wine shipment at Beringer (tried both tasting rooms) and enjoyed Hill Family Vineyards in downtown Yountville. I fell in love with Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery (especially the TKO!).

Friday, February 26, 2010

Baking Cookies

The rain in San Francisco was pretty intense this afternoon, but it seems to be easing up. In honor of the poor weather, I baked some chocolate chip cookies from scratch.

Will be starting a two-week infectious disease rotation at SFGH next Monday with Elaine! Yay! :)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Needlestick Update 2

Six months passed by more quickly than anticipated, and i scheduled a follow-up appointment for the needlestick incident that happened last July in the SFGH ED. The source patient was negative, but since I had time, it seemed like the prudent thing to do. (Thanks, Iris!)

Occupational hazard of being a healthcare provider...or a student one!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Inspiration is like the Brain, "You have to go after it with a club" (Jack London and Me)

Today is my last day of neurosurgery at the VA, it was a good rotation and nice to be back in the hospital and in the OR. The VA service has A LOT of spine surgeries, which was fun except that the main reason that I wanted to experience neurosurgery was to see the living brain in situ. After an inspiring anatomy lab experience during the spring of my first year of medical school (almost three years ago! still my favorite blog entry), I didn't want to finish medical school without seeing that elusive brain! Alas, I will have to continue looking for opportunities at Moffitt in my spare time...