When I felt my phone vibrate in my white coat pocket yesterday, I knew it was one of my closest friends telling me that he had been accepted into the Penn Med Class of 2016!!!
My hands were, however, unable to reach the phone…they were otherwise occupied draining several ounces of pus out of an abscess on the left buttock of a patient. And this moment also marked my first time using a scalpel on a live person. Surgery starts in a week and a half!