At some point in nearly every medical student's career, love happens.
And, occasionally, overeducated and sleep-deprived medical students manage to do it.
And then, instead of going to the emergency department immediately, I waited to finish rounds with the resident. I honored my rotation with tremendously positive feedback. A survey of 702 surgical trainees in 17 programs from 2007 reported that 99 percent had a needlestick injury by the end of training.
I frantically searched for the sensitivity and specificity of the tests. I hope not because that’s a ton of paperwork for everyone.” “I don’t think so, probably not.” So, instead of taking my gloves off immediately, I waited until the end of the case.
Such medical degrees include the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS, MBCh B, BMBS), Doctor of Medicine (MD), or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO).
It was in the late afternoon that we started a case of a robotic rectopexy to repair a rectal prolapse. Half-way done with the second port on my side, I felt a pinch on my left index finger as I was locating the suture needle with the driver. It was only later as I unscrubbed that I saw a tiny puncture wound from the suture needle and a few bright drops of blood. ” You are as important to creating that culture as a medical student or surgical scrub nurse as an attending or a resident is. Who would have thought that an 89-year-old woman with a few innocuous medical conditions had uncontrolled HIV?
However, an increasing number of places are emerging for graduate entrants who have completed an undergraduate degree including some required courses.
In the United States and Canada, almost all medical degrees are second entry degrees, and require several years of previous study at the university level.
By the end of the day, I walked myself to the emergency department per protocol and waited for the results of my patient’s infectious disease screening. The family of my patient was shocked and incredulous to the point that I was asked if it was possible that I had transmitted it to her.
I thought up scenarios in which my resident complains to her peers, “My stupid medical student stuck himself, and now, I’m swamped with paperwork.” This all went through my head, and I would be lying if I didn’t tell you that I was a second away from driving home without going to the emergency department that evening. We cannot allow ourselves to establish a culture where a needlestick injury is a measure of incompetence or seen as an inconvenience of paperwork.