Sunday, July 25, 2010

Happy Day!

I got in! I got in! I got in! I got in!

No, not to medical school, unfortunately, but to a Master's program that is going to be my next step to medical school!

Haven't had time to post much due to a class I was taking (which, by the way, physiology rocks!) but I do plan to get back into the swing! And still find time to ride the ambulance. We have been having a really slow summer but it does allow us to train!

I got in!

Saturday, July 3, 2010


I hear car tires squealing, I flinch and wait for the sound of crushing metal.

I walk into elevators and immediately gauge whether or not I could fit a stretcher in it, with the most common answer being not.

I go past house were the front door is up three flight of steps, half a hill, and looks about as narrow as legally allowed and wonder how on earth would I get a patient down on a backboard, let a long a stretcher.

I glance at people and wonder what their underlying medical conditions are.

I look at buildings and wonder if everyone could get out fast enough in a fire.

I hear sirens and instead of wondering what they belong to, I try to tease out if its police, fire engine, ambulance, or squad and if its heading towards the highway or towards the hospital.

I no longer see the world simply as it is, I see it now as how I need to interact with it, read it and think 'what can I do in this situation?'