Words from the Wards

This category contains reflections on student clinical experience.

Jane Onyemachi (1 Posts)

Medical Student Contributing Writer

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Jane is a second-year medical student at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. She graduated with University Honors from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After graduating from nursing school, Jane began working as a critical care nurse in San Antonio, TX. She worked on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic and uses her experience, passion, and dedication to service to guide her as she pursues her medical degree. In her spare time, Jane is obtaining her MBA in Healthcare Administration and enjoys hiking, hanging out on the lake, and spending time with loved ones.

The Blues of Code Blue

“Code blue!” They teach it as an algorithm and a protocol. But what you are not taught are the emotions attached to a code. I had just finished a cholecystectomy case on my surgery rotation and was walking by the medical intensive care unit when I heard “rapid response team, coronary care unit (CCU).” Since the CCU was not far and I am interested in emergency and critical care medicine, I decided to go to …

Jackson Dean Jackson Dean (3 Posts)

Medical Student Contributing Writer

University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville

Jackson is a third year medical student who grew up in Charlotte, NC. After graduating from Presbyterian College in 2019 with a BS in biology he married his high-school sweetheart, and they moved to Greenville, SC where he matriculated at the University of South Carolina College of Medicine - Greenville. He plans to graduate with the class of 2023 and pursue a career in Internal Medicine.