Earlier this week, I completed my elective community anaesthesia rotation. This is likely the last time I will ever do anaesthesia in my life, though definitely not the last time I’ll intubate or sedate a patient. It seemed fitting to reflect on a few of the most important lessons I learned or was reminded of … More That’s Not a Handle. It’s a Light Source.
The Hiss: Mentorship, Interrupted Last year, I participated in a formal mentorship program at my old college (University College) at the University of Toronto. It’s a pretty interesting program; alumni are invited to submit an application and CV and are asked what sorts of undergraduate students they think they could provide some mentorship to. It … More The Weekly Hiss and Purr 58
I texted one of my PGY1 friends in July to ask him how his first few weeks of residency were going. He described the experience as a deep exploration of his own ignorance, a description that is so apt when it comes to residency in general that I laughed aloud when I read it. If … More On Wearing a Pointy Cap and Sitting in the Corner
Just some things I am grateful for on Thanksgiving Day: A life in medicine that puts me in the middle of the worst possible times for patients and their families and allows me to bring comfort through tests, treatments, and kind words. A career in emergency medicine that sometimes shows me the worst humanity has to offer but … More Giving Thanks
The Hiss: All Work and No Workout Makes Luckett a Dull Girl If you’re familiar with the blog or know me in real life, you probably know that I love to work out. I grew up in high-performance sport, and activity has always been a central organising feature of my life. During university, I participated in … More The Weekly Hiss and Purr 57
Pardon the formatting this week; wordpress is being sort of weird for me… I have a complicated relationship with my name. My name is long, 41 characters and 11 to 12 syllables in total, depending on how you pronounce it. My last name and first initial is the longest set of characters that will fit … More A Rose by Any Other Name
The Hiss: Overwhelming Negativity This week, while bouldering, I leaned over my shoulder to tell a close friend about a conversation I had had at work. It had upset me. She paused. She said something measured and unlike her usual self in conversation, and I realised I had made her uncomfortable. I had a horrible … More The Weekly Hiss and Purr 56