Internet has been problematic here for the past few days but seems to be working now so I'm taking advantage of the opportunity to update.
We've been busy in the hospital this week- our groups has spent time in the operating theatre, on ward rounds and in clinic, and Dr. Charles has also been holding some teaching sessions with the residents to prep them for their boards- apparently they take some variant of oral boards after their 1st, 2nd, and 5th years of General Surgery Residency.
|prep for oral boards.|
Laura, Jared's wife, has been involved with an orphanage in Malawi at least peripherally for the past several years. There was a boy there with a large congenital (since birth) ventral hernia that had gone unrepaired his entire life. Healthcare in Malawi is free but it can be difficult to get posted for an elective operative given the huge volume of emergency cases that come into the hospital. I'm happy to report that thanks to some maneuvering from Laura we were able to bring the child into the hospital. He underwent an operation earlier this week and is doing well.
|Jared, Dr. Charles, a patient who received surgery this week, and his family.|
Jenny's dad has been rounding with the medicine services and attending in Cardiology clinical this week. He received a call from the OB/GYN service here requesting a Cardiology consult for a woman 5 days post-partum with likely peri-partum cardiomyopathy. Jenny is going into OB/GYN so she and her dad went to see the consult together. Watching them tag-team examining the woman and coming up with a management plan (mental picture: the two of them, sitting together, dueling iPads in hand with reference materials- Jenny on LactMed looking for lactation safe drugs and her dad on UpToDate) was great.
|lit review time|
|discussing the consult|
|reviewing the imaging|
|Very neat experience watching a father and daughter work together in a medical capacity.|
|happily nerdy about our forthcoming careers...|
|a great mentor.|