Emergency Medicine

UNMC to Vietnam – 2015

Bright and early on a Friday last month, Dr. Zeger, our clinical director, Dr. Habrat, a PGY-2 in the program (and future chief), Thanh Nguyen, an APRN in our department, Kathy Morris, a rural ED APRN and educator and I boarded a flight leaving Omaha. Four planes, 3 countries, an unplanned overnight stay in Tokyo and a long bus ride later (travel doesn’t always go as planned… but we got there) we arrived on Sunday evening at our final destination: Thai Binh, Vietnam.  (Dr. Habrat… Continue Reading

Trauma 24/7

“Hey Dr. Hall… here you go”. The on call resident slid the pager across the table into my open hand. “It’s all yours… good luck”. This was my first day on trauma. This was my first day after orientation month and I could tell that things were going to be different. The dichotomy between those two months was evident from the very first moments. The expectations were going to escalate quickly and it was time to step up. That first day I was already on-call… Continue Reading

Intern Time

  Everyone is a mix of excited and nervous to start residency. Luckily, our program starts out with an orientation month, so the excitement kicked in for me once med school graduation was over. Our group of interns clicked right away. We are from all over the country (except the East Coast)- Utah, Colorado, California, Texas, Chicago, Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and Alabama. The common bond so far is being laid back, enjoying a joke (especially a sarcastic one), and being prepared to work hard…. Continue Reading