Blood. Guts. Gun shot wounds. These are all some things that you may expect to see if you are working on the trauma surgery team in the hospital. Yesterday I headed up to WakeMed Raleigh to experience the hospital and even got to hang out with some of our own 2nd year students!
I was a little bummed when there weren’t any surgeries for us to go to, but we did get to assess some post-op patients on the floor. We saw a patient who had a ruptured appendix and another who had her gallbladder removed due to pancreatitis/gallstones etc. The cool thing was that both of them had classic, textbook presentations of their conditions.
It was also nice to get reacquainted with the hospital setting since the last time I worked in one was over 3 years ago. I am excited to be coming back here in the fall for my emergency medicine rotation!