Author Archives: Marcus Lee

About Marcus Lee

Child Neurologist

The Inimitable Dr. Poole

Surgery was my last class of the M3 year. The rotation consisted of six weeks on general surgery and three separate two-week subspecialty blocks. There seems to be a little something different about surgery to me that I can’t put … Continue reading

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The Code Blue Blues

> My introduction to “running a code” came early on my medicine rotation. At our school, the on-call medicine team is the group to carry the code pagers. When somebody on the floor at the hospital goes into respiratory or … Continue reading

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Spring 2004

> The fog that is the third year of medical school has lifted. I would like to tell you that I have been too busy studying during every spare moment to post diary entries. I would like to tell you … Continue reading

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September 14 2003

> The Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital has an inscription in the entryway which reads “Children are a message that we send to a time that we will not see.” I liked to read it every morning when I went … Continue reading

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July 13 2003

> I didn’t realize how anxious I had become about getting my Step 1 score until late Wednesday afternoon when I still had not gotten the promised page from the Office of Student Affairs. We had been given strict instructions … Continue reading

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June 23 2003

> My Family Medicine rotation began its second week today. Last Monday my group of 13 M3s, fresh from taking the Step, met at the school for our orientation. We have each been assigned to a family medicine physician around … Continue reading

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June 6 2003

> The big day has come and gone. I took the USMLE Step 1 yesterday. The test is administered here in Jackson at a Sylvan Learning Center. They have a small room with 15 workstations set up with just table … Continue reading

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