14 September 2010

It's a little frosty in hell

I can't believe I'm about to say this, but after two days of orientation I am actually excited to begin Ob/Gyn. It seems like a really fun mix of procedure, continuity and okay, some clinic. We did some training on the laparoscopy instruments today and it was very cool. Holy crap. After two years of swearing up and down this is the last thing in the world I would ever do...

On the other hand, I still don't think I would be a psychiatrist, so they aren't ice skating in hell just yet.

13 September 2010

An app that doesn't exist?!

I have done it. I have found the one app that had not yet been made for iphone. A surgical skills app that has demonstrations of knot tying, sutures, suture anchors, etc. It would be even better if they combined this with existing applications that have pictures of common surgical instruments, descriptions of suture/needle types and sample surgery note formats. There are fishing knot apps, climbing knot apps, menswear tie knot apps and chinese decorative knot apps - but no surgical knot apps.

If someone were really ambitious they would make an iphone case with a ring on the corner that students could hook suture through for mobile practice sessions. I'm just saying, people tie 'em to their scrub trouser ties at the moment and that goes bad one of two ways: you accidentally undo your pants while playing with the suture or 2) you can't get your pants off because you've sutured the knot fast.

12 September 2010

Heartbreaking and true

On the wall of the VA.