Monday, December 31, 2018

2018 in review

Hey guys!!!

What a year its been. I'm currently a second year in residency. Time is flying😱😱. Its crazy. Looking back on three other things I did last year and on my goals I notice I was able to accomplish at least half of my resolutions!! Not too shabby right! Here are my 2018 goals in review.


My goals for this year are
      1 )      HIT 400’s in the ITE exam. I got a 370 and that was with no studying.
   - nooope. Did not hit it. I did worse actually, 340😭😭. However I felt that most of the  multiple choice questions had answers that were intentionally and unnecessarily close. Like hey what do you do in sepsis give fluids over 3 hours or 30 minutes... With my luck I picked the wrong choices. Still I know what to work on.  


      2)     Read 6 books. I tried to read more than a book a year, however, that didn’t pan out in 2017 because of my busy schedule. 6 books a year is not too bad and it will be more than the 3 books I read last year.

    CCCHHHEECCK. Done. I read way more than 6 and even listened to a while bunch of audio books. The total is about 21 or so.

      3)      Volunteer work. I want to volunteer. I did look for different sites where I can volunteer maybe in a soup kitchen but all these places required you to fill out all these forms. I put it off till next tiem and the next time never came. I will try to get on it this time.
-  - CHECKKKKK. I did go to a fair to represent my hospital. 
      4)      Giving speeches to the youth. I would like to motivate and inspire young minds, to held set them up for a successful life in regards economics/finances/attaining their goals. I’m still trying to figure out how I will get this accomplished.
   - Noooope! 😑
      5)      Blog at between 6 -12 x this year. This bar is really low. Looool. It’ll definitely be cathartic but hopefully serve some value to whoever reads this. 
    - Chheeeccckkkk! This post makes 11!! πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ
      6) Buy an apartment.
    - Checkkkkk!! I got my first property. I'm so happy. Took me a whole year and change of looking to find the right one but I finally got one.



So 4 out of 6 were done. I'm happy with that. Looking forward to 2019.... ... Which is tomorrowπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Its been real 2018.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

6/7/18 random

Its always nice when people you give advice to end up matching. Its also nice to tutor people and help them pass their exams.

Its my day off post 24 hour call and all i did was sleep. The night was soo busy and admissions were coming in fast and furious.

Monday, May 14, 2018

2 slots available for Step 2 CS tutoring

I have 2 slots available guys. Contact me if you would like me to help you pass your CS exam on your first attempt. Even if you have failed your CS exam in the past, do not worry, I will guide you through it.

email me: step2csbuddy@gmail.com
call me: 18448505248

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Congratulations

Finding time to tutor the CS is tough.  The only time that is available is after a long day of work. As such the fact that my students,tutese, continue to ace their exams make me proud and make the effort I put in to tutor completely worth it. To those that recently passed, Congratulations!!πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ

Saturday, March 24, 2018

What I wish I had done prior to residency


Residency is hard. It's a lot of work. Many people made it through, some, of course, didn't. However, many people made it. Yes, this bears repeating. When I first heard I matched I was elated. This excitement was then replaced by fear. I was scared because everything I would do had a direct impact on another persons life. That is a huge responsibility for one to have over ones shoulder or ones head. Before I started residency I scoured the net to find a way to prepare for residency. Most articles or blog posts I came across were useless.During residency I have come across a few things that I wish i had seen, read, or known. It will be helpful for you if you are starting out in family medicine residency.

As an intern looking back there are things that you consistently get called for. If you know these things you will have a leg up on others, and feel more comfortable handling the floors. I happened to have a book in my possession that I did not read prior, but after starting residency my voraciousness for reading medical books has increased. The book I found was the "internship survival guide by washington manual." There is a second book that I got even later and thought was even more appropriate for preparing for primary care medicine intern year and that is the "onlinemeded Intern survival guide." Read either of these books if you have it in you and you will be more comfortable.

Another tool, other than the aforementioned books, that can help during residency are apps. The main apps that I currently use are epocrates for drugs, and ePSS for preventative care during clinic. I have also used FPnotebook in the past.

Intern year is almost over. I can barely believe it. It flew by so fast. Soon we will be welcoming the next interns. For all who matched congratulations.