Procedures and Pancakes


Since I have been shadowing a gastroenterologist this week, I wanted to title this blog post “Poop and Pancakes,” but after watching him perform multiple endoscopies and colonoscopies at The Endoscopy Center of Pensacola yesterday, I decided to go with Procedures instead. Of all the doctors I have shadowed, this one definitely speaks most highly […]

Cancer and Carrot Cake


I spent the past few days shadowing a radiation oncologist at the Prairie Center, the Avera Cancer Institute in Sioux Falls, South Dakota . I am still trying to decide if the highlight of my stay was the carrot cake we had for dessert on Monday night or watching him administer intraoperative radiation to a breast […]

Basements and Ben & Jerry’s


Today I depart from my first research destination here in Burlington, Vermont. I have learned a lot this week shadowing an interventional radiologist at the University of Vermont Medical Center. We spent a lot of time in what actually is not the “basement” but the dimly lit ground floor of the hospital looking at different […]