Comparing Sectors of Medicine via Physician Narratives

To conclude my Comparative Analysis of Civilian and Military Medicine, I compiled the physician narratives that I collected during my travels earlier this summer. My final product is formatted similar to an article that might appear in medical journal, as many physicians enjoy reading not just about groundbreaking research discoveries but also the thoughts and […]

Procedures and Pancakes

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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

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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 […]