Even halfway across the globe, the love story with orthopaedic surgery has common themes. I've had the luck to be acquainted with Dr. Michelle, an amazing mom of young children who is not only a PhD but also an orthopaedic surgery resident in Europe. She is guest blogging for NancyMD today about her road to the specialty. I see echoes of what I found so satisfying about going into this surgical specialty in what she writes.
Which specialty fits?
As a medical student I thought I wanted to get into plastic surgery. I liked the artistic aspect of shaping body parts. I thought the heavy machinery (and more specifically the drilling into bones) in trauma surgery would make me faint. I dreaded my first fracture fixation. When I was there, I noticed that it was not fear but a weird fascination that got to me so much. I simply loved it. Then I thought if I'd first see a dislocated joint I would need to sit down and breathe into a bag. But a weird thing happened...
Obviously going through medical school, we study a lot of very tethnical things - like the Krebs Cycle. But sometimes the practical aspects of specialties other than our own escape us. I was honored to have Dr. Bradley Block ask me to make a guest appearance on his podcast, Physicians Guide to Doctoring, where we talk about the common sports and orthopaedic injuries tat are encountered.
Take a listen right here:
THIS PODCAST ANSWERS THE QUESTION, "WHAT SHOULD WE HAVE BEEN LEARNING WHILE WE WERE MEMORIZING KREB'S CYCLE?" THIS IS A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR PRACTICING PHYSICIANS AND OTHER HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONERS LOOKING TO IMPROVE IN ANY AND ALL ASPECTS OF OUR LIVES AND PRACTICES. PHYSICIAN AND NON-PHYSICIAN EXPERTS ARE INTERVIEWED ON A WIDE RANGE OF TOPICS TO HELP US HELP OUR PATIENTS, PRACTICES, COLLEAGUES, COMMUNITIES AND MOST OF ALL, OURSELVES.
You can learn more about what Dr. Bradley Block and other great podcast episodes at Physicians Guide to...