Thursday, December 15, 2011


It is that time of year to treat yourself and your hair. If you make it out of the hospital for a holiday party, try and schedule an appointment at BLOW. This amazing blow dry bar in NYC will transform you into a scrub wearing slob to an urban sophisticate.

Check out there website here:

Cheers to looking fabulous on your night out!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A Doctor/Patient Relationship


Tyler, Megan, Shane
Patient waits for Doctor.
Doctor becomes Doctor.
Doctor meets Patient.

Patient waits for Doctor.
Doctor studies hard.
Doctor stays late.

Patient waits for Doctor.
Doctor sleeps at hospital.
Doctor helps Patient.

Dr. Pardee
Patient waits for Doctor.
Doctor diagnoses Patient.
Doctor comforts Patient.

One Day:

Patient waits for Doctor.
Doctor goes to hospital.
Doctor now is Patient?

Patient waits for Doctor....

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Amanda Russell Workout

 If you are like me, your day off decision goes something like this... Exercise or catch up on sleep? Well now you can do BOTH, just take it from my dear friend (and former roommate) fitness guru Amanda Russell.

A Note from Amanda:
EVERYONE is busy right? Well, I've come to learn that 'busy' is a very relative term.

You see, I had the opportunity to live with my best friend while she was going through medical school and later residency -- this has forever altered what I call 'busy'.  

I've seen firsthand what the medical community goes through and how mentally and physically draining their hours of labor are (and the respect I have for you is indescribable)! BUT, I think one of the BEST things you can do for yourself is squeeze in a 'quickie' - a workout that is! All you need is 15 minutes and yourself! 

And yes with an intense workout like this, it's better than most hour long workouts, plus it will rejuvenate you and get you into stellar shape so you'll be the hottest doctor on the floor :)

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Trauma Experience Wanted

Whether you are at a Level 1 Trauma Center or at a community program there is always more to learn in the Trauma Bay. Each day our patients teach us how to be better people and better physicians.

There is a great list of international trauma electives on

Make sure you book well in advance as these spots are snatched up early.

I will be heading to Cape Town, South Africa to work with their TRAUMA team at Tygerberg Hospital in the coming months and will keep you updated on the experience. In the meantime, check them out for yourself as your ADVENTURE in medicine continues...

Cape Town, South Africa

Tygerberg Hospital