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November 9th, 2017

Mayo – RED

By Lucinda Gruber gruberl

Residency can be a tough and challenging time in a doctor’s life. I grew a lot as a physician, but also as a person, while in residency. So much of what makes me the person I am today is a reflection of my experiences and the maturity and perspective I gained during my three years of training. […]

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September 20th, 2017

Inpatient Medicine

By Lucinda Gruber gruberl

Well, I’m sure you’ve all been eagerly anticipating my updates and thoughts from the first part of the month. Sorry. I was covering the inpatient medicine teaching service (shout out to Med 3!) for the last 2 weeks. It’s been one of the highlights of my chief year so far! We had a great time […]

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August 28th, 2017

Resident Spotlight – Sayed (Obi) Aseem and Dharma Sunjaya

By Lucinda Gruber gruberl

We are happy to announce that two of our residents have been named as Emerging Liver Scholars in 2017 by the American Association of the Study of Liver Diseases. Obi is one of our clinical investigators in gastroenterology and Dharma is a PGY-3 currently applying for a gastroenterology fellowship. Through this program, Dharma and Obi will […]

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August 25th, 2017

Candy Rounds!

By Lucinda Gruber gruberl

Sometimes our work as chiefs can be a little heavy on the computer/meetings/emails/schedules and a little light on human interaction. Well, we interact with our 3 other co-chiefs but we don’t get to see much of the residents on some days. Our workroom bonding typically involves laughing at quotes from Office Space, complimenting Dan’s tie selection (n=3 for […]

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August 18th, 2017

Trivia Night Show-down

By Lucinda Gruber gruberl

This may be a little nerdy, but we really love our trivia nights here in Rochester. You can usually find a warm, cozy spot in the winter or a cool, shady spot in the summer where someone is serving good food, microbrew ales, and serious trivia in the evening. We try to have a resident team every […]

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August 16th, 2017

Medicine Consults Team Hits the Road

By Lucinda Gruber gruberl

During our PGY3 year, we rotate through the medicine consult service. This rotation focuses primarily on pre and post-operative evaluation and management. We spend time in the hospital helping our colleagues from other specialties with medically complicated patients. We also spend a few days a week performing pre-anesthesia medical exams in our outpatient clinic. This […]

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August 9th, 2017

Congratulations and Thank You!

By Lucinda Gruber gruberl

I want to wish all the residents congratulations for helping Mayo become the Number 1 Hospital in the United States as announced by US News & World Report. We know the residents play an important role in this distinction. Your dedication and hard work help us serve our patients well. Thank you for putting in orders, writing […]

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July 28th, 2017

Summer Fun

By Lucinda Gruber gruberl

Summers in Rochester always remind me that a cold winter is worth it for the gorgeous summer weather. We’ve had a nice run the last few weeks. (Temperatures in the 70-80s with a nice breeze and some sun!) I’ve had a chance to hit the running trails, and I ran into a couple PGY-3s biking […]

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July 24th, 2017

Town Hall Meeting

By Lucinda Gruber gruberl

Today we had a town hall meeting instead of our usual M&M or “Interesting Case” conference. It’s a chance for the chiefs and Dr. Oxentenko (our fearless program director) to update the residents about policy changes, new ideas, etc. It’s also an excuse for us to order Panera sandwiches. We covered a lot of topics […]

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June 19th, 2017

The new interns have arrived!

By Lucinda Gruber gruberl

I met up with my fellow chiefs (Dagny, Hannah, and Dan) early this morning to greet the new interns. Full disclosure, Monday mornings are not necessarily our strong suit. Dan grabbed us all coffee at Caribou though so we had a strong start. We met about a third of the intern class, and we were as excited to […]

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