what a week in med school looks like: EMERGENCY MEDICINE BOOTCAMP (vlog)

It is Sunday night and I’m getting ready for
two weeks of what they’re calling emergency medicine bootcamp–which is basically going
to be a bunch of small groups and little workshops and clinics to get us ready for residency
which will be starting in a few months. Crazy I know! So I will be pretty much at the hospital from
9 to 5 or 9 to 4 or hopefully earlier 9 to 3 or 9 to 2… hopefully. Usually on a Sunday night to get ready for
hospital or work, I do a few things: one of the things I do is plan out what I’m gonna
eat for the week. So I had wanted to meal prep and I didn’t
really get a chance to do it. I basically planned out my meals for tomorrow
using things that I already have more or less ready. I also made more of my veggie soup that I
talked about in my Instagram Story a couple weeks ago. I got a lot of question about how to make
it… somebody asked me if I can put it up on YouTube so that they can refer back to
it if they need to. There are some baby carrots, one apple, one
tomato, a stalk of broccoli, one onion and this is about a quarter of cabbage in addition
to this, I’m gonna add a little bit of water and everything is gonna go into this pressure
pot. And you let it cook like this for about 10
to 15 minutes and that’s it! Take a look! It looks like this and most of the vegetables
are gonna be really mushy at this point. Everything just kinda falls apart and what
I do with all these great veggies is I blend it up with an emersion blender. You blend like this… and this is the final
product. So just as a little background to this soup,
I learned this recipe from my mom. In Korean my mom calls it ํ•ด๋… ์ฃผ์Šค
which roughly means detox juice. I think it’s a nice great vegetable soup. I usually have it for breakfast every morning. I just wanna point out that I would never
do this hair in residency. I don’t think that I can could have ever done
it as a third year medical student either because I’m just not really the person to
spend a ton of time doing my hair BECAUSE 1. I’m not really good at it and 2. I would rather spend that time sleeping or
planning out my food or something. It’s really nice that I can kinda experiment
with these things as a fourth year because I do have a lot more time but I think that
I’m probably gonna grow this hair out for residency. But it’s really fun while it’s lasting. GOODNIGHT! Ehhh! Good morning everyone. Running really late. Just drinking my soup and heading out. Alright see you guys later! So today we learned about sign offs. Basically when you’re done with your shift,
you’re supposed to give all the information about your patients that are active to the
next person that’s coming on to cover for you. There’s a lot of communication in medicine,
I feel like. Most of medical school–3rd year and 4th year
is learning how to gather information and learning how to pass on that information to
other people who are working with you. This sign out process is a similar thing where
you have to be efficient but you also have to give all the relevant information so that
if something happens, the next person that came on to cover for you knows what to do. We learned a little bit about that. We did some exercises and now I’m home. So if you guys remember from the last episode,
I’m doing a book challenge with my boyfriend. We’re picking out one fiction book and one
non-fiction book and reading it. I have started a book called Bellevue. It’s about the Bellevue hospital. So I’m gonna read some of that today. Good morning everyone! It is Tuesday. Today is gonna be a similar day to yesterday
where we have some lectures, some workshops, I have to lead a case today in the afternoon
and I’m gonna be leading a case about infant vomiting and I’m gonna be presenting it like
you might do it in a morning report or something where you give the chief complaint and people
ask you questions and you give more information about the case and then you solve the case
together. That’s what I’ll be doing and EM is the most
awesome specialty ever because they told us that we can wear scrubs. Everyone else has to wear business casual. So… “See how I didn’t cut your finger off.” “Should I have my elbow bent?” “We’re starting up here so.. it actually gets
really tiring. You’ll see”
“I know what I’ll get you next Chrismas” “Yes a roll of this!” (Laughter) “You will end up with some folds around the
elbow. You just don’t have sharp things jabbing in
to the patient and you’ll want to have used plenty of padding there first” “Good thing we used that extra piece there” “Thank you!” Today is Thursday and I realized yesterday
I talked about doing simulation cases at school and I don’t think that I really explained
what that was. Simulation is relatively new way of learning
where you have these high fidelity mannequins. These mannequins they’re like thousands of
dollars. They blink, they have a pulse, you can do
a ton of things with them, usually they’re hooked up to a computer so you can talk to
it, and somebody in the control room can talk back as a patient. You can hook them up to a monitor. You can check their vitals and depending on
the model, there’s a lot more things you can do. Some of them have IV access, some of them
have abdominal stuff that’s going on. So simulation is one of the many ways that
a lot of students learn how to deal with a real patient. They try to make it as real as possible. And it’s used especially a lot in the emergency
medicine. I guess just because of the sort of the un-predictive
nature of Emergency Medicine. You always walk in, you kind off never know
what you’re gonna see. So they like to kind of prepare you for situations
so you do a lot of different cases. During these simulation cases, there is different
roles. So there are six of us, there is a team leader,
there is an airway person, there is a primary survey/physical exam person, there is a person
who hooks the patient to the monitor and does the procedures, there is a pharmacist and
there is a recorder/reporter. So you record everything that’s going on,
you know what medication you gave, what happened, if there is a code that’s going on, you write
down all the time of the medication and the shocks that are given. And then you’re also responsible for reporting
to any consultants that might call cause you have all the information in front of you. So those are the roles and usually there is
a little informational session right after, just talking about the case, what you think
could have done better, what you think you did well. So basically that’s what we did yesterday
during our SIM sessions and we’re gonna have more of those SIM sessions in the future. And then usually in residency for Emergency
Medicine, they try to incorporate SIM as much as possible. It’s also one of the fellowships that you
can go into after Emergency Medicine, you learn more about SIM and you learn how to
run them, you learn how to make effective. So all around it’s really interesting stuff. I think it’s a really great learning tool. Hey guys! It’s Friday night and I’m officially done
with the first half of my emergency medicine boot camp. So this week was pretty exhausting but I got
to learn a lot of really cool procedures and I just wanted to say if you guys are in the
more boring part of your medical education, whether it’s high school, your pre-med years
or first two years of medical school, don’t give up! There’s a lot of really fun and hands on things
that are coming your way in the next few years and you’ll definitely get your hands dirty
and learn a lot of really practical things. Things that are a little more fun than just
book studying and taking exams. And with that, I wanted to close this video
and just wanted to thank you guys for watching this week’s vlog. I hope you guys found it interesting and I
will see you guys in the next video. BYE!


  1. I hope to become an emergency medicine doctor like you x I love you so much you are such an inspiration for me ๐Ÿ™‚ love you xx

  2. Uggghhhhhh โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  3. i was waiting for ur video for soo long.. plzz start ur videos with coffee.. i dnt know y but it make me so happyy pllzzzz:)

  4. U are my inspiration ๐Ÿ˜ good luck for ur residency โค
    Love from Tunisia โคโค

  5. I feel you so much…I have very similar hair to yours right now and I love curls but I am so bad at making them. Also, I never have the extra one hour before going somewhere… Good luck, kisses :*

  6. Jamie!!! I know you get this a lot but you and your vids inspire me a lot to reach for my medschool dream! Take care always love ya! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ #Philippines

  7. I am a couple of days away from my med school interview and your videos keep me hopeful and excited for what is to come If i get accepted

  8. Love your videos so much, cant even tell you how much they helped me! You're gonna be an amazing doctor โค

  9. Hi a question. Iโ€™m currently a sophomore in highschool. I chose my classes for junior year they consist of: Ap Lang
    Ap spanish
    Ap psych
    Ap chemistry
    Will these help for pre med? Also, how do you manage your time school, studying, working out, and working? What do you do for money during school?
    I love your videos! Keep up the good work!

  10. Really enjoyed watching this. Omg you are starting residency arghhhhh. Yesss. So proud of you โค๏ธ

  11. Iโ€™m a Psych. Major but I LOVE WATCHING YOUR VLOGS. Even though youโ€™re on a route to a doctor, I want to go to psychiatry ๐Ÿ™‚ So your vlogs are such an inspiration to me!

  12. i'm sitting here watching your video while eating dinner and your last talk kind of is motivating for me. I'm studying for histology exam tomorrow and it's really all nonsense to me so I found it hard to focus. Not only that but I keep asking myself what I'm doing here so every little bit of hope I get helps <3 thank you Jamie! also, you're my go-to med student youtuber since high school hehe

  13. I just subscribed! I'm going to go back and look at your vlogs from the beginning….this is gonna be good!

  14. My goodness, your description of the emergency department is sooo exciting..!! =0 Love that team dynamic and how everyone is working together for that greater cause.. My choice would be the emergency department as well, although I'm no med student.. haha..

  15. Does your college have a good ob/gyn training that you know of? Also, what medical university do you attend?

  16. I love mushy boiled veggies. I wonder if family medicine boot camp has to go through everything, just more superficially?

  17. Im currently in my 2nd year of med school, and boy oh boy is it boring. As I'm reading, sometimes I think "do any of these diseases actually exist?" lol so thanks for that extra bit of encouragement at the end. I'm looking forward to learning practical medicine. Awesome video!

  18. Hi, Jamie! I'm a third year a med student and I'm planning to take Emergency Medicine as my elective for clinical clerkship, so I just wanna ask what books/references do you use for Emergency Med? Have a great week ahead!

  19. can't believe match day is so soon and residency is starting soon for you too! so excited and happy for you!!

  20. Passing on information / communication skills is soo important. I went to see a new general physician doctor as I'd sprained my ankle and the pain wasn't going away with RICE and she can me no treatment plan, sent me to get an ultrasound then never contacted me to say that nothing with wrong with the ultrasound/ what I should do about the ankle. I had to run it up myself with reception. So I'm left to figure out how to treat my injury myself.

  21. That bootcamp sounds so cool! Im a first year EM resident in Belgium and I would have loved a bootcamp before we started!
    And yes EM is soooooo freaking cool!!

  22. I love your vlogs its all amazing and u reminds me of cristina yang in G. Anatomy ๐Ÿ˜ youre like a life a real life cristina๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  23. Thanks a lot for subs!! I can understand perfectly if i read but if I listen is still toรณ fast for my brain.

  24. I'm in highschool and also thinking in going into the medical field to become a doctor but having to study for almost 12 years kinda freaks me out a bit and also the fact that I might give up midway through this process. Do u guys have any advice for me??

  25. Great video Jamie! Love that you and your boyfriend are doing a book challenge, it can be so hard to keep outside interests going but making a plan with someone else helps so much!! Keep up the great work โ˜บ๏ธ

  26. Loved this! I am premed and really loving emergency med, but I think a lot of what draws me to it is how it is portrayed in the media. I love the show ER and I know it's prolly greatly diff to emergency medicine irl so could u maybe create a video sometime comparing the two? Or if not to the show ER in particular, maybe just telling how emergency medicine is diff in reality than how it is portrayed. Thanks ๐Ÿค—

  27. where did you get that black jacket when you were talking in your car about the mannequin? i loveeeeee it !!!

  28. Wow I didn't know she is Korean! ๋น„๋ฐ์˜ค๋Š” ์ •๋ง ์ข‹์•„ํ•ด์š” ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Nice video jamie !! looking good after the eye surgery ! No more spectacles ah? How much did it cost to do it ? What was the recovery time ?

  30. Veeery off-topic, but damn i'm so impressed you drive around in the city! I could never, I can barely drive around the city my college is in!

  31. Can you make a video on finding the right medical school? I think that would be very beneficial for college students!

  32. I'm a third year med School in Algeria , what's you don't know that's your formation is so cool , or here we have to do an auto formation we don't wait professor to teach us we go and learn and ask question ,you should be very patient and active to learn there everything's is so easy in havard school you re so lucky if I was in your case I will be the fst in medicine promo

  33. That last little bit of encouragement for high schoolers and pre-meds was exactly what Iโ€™ve needed to hear! Iโ€™m in my pre med years and although I donโ€™t hate the content, itโ€™s all a stepping stone toward the bigger picture. Love you videos xx

  34. hey jamie! could you maybe do a video on how to write a personal statement for applications or what to include in the โ€œtell us about yourselfโ€ section? i know itโ€™s all about making it personal, but i always have trouble with what to include & i feel like it comes out boring.

  35. I love your videos so much, they really help me study. i watched your pomodro session video on your other channel a billion times! <3 when will you upload a video at the strive to study again?
    xx from the Netherlands

  36. You gave me more than what I can imagine, I don't know if just the word "Motivation" would be enough to describe as it was so powerful I changed my view on my life patterns as a whole. I am a premedical student and reside in Australia. I look forward to residing in states doing the residency (which would be a long process) again and working there. I really hope to see you one day, who knows? Maybe we would be working in the same hospital one day. Take care! ๐Ÿ˜‰ @thestrivetofit

  37. Hey Jamie! Just got accepted into med school, and I wanted to say thanks for being part of what helped me get in ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. Do you think just doing uworld 3 times for step 1 is enough to get a score of 23-240 on step 1. Im running out of time and need to stick to only one resource. Also did you think questions on step 1 are more straightforward and recall of facts compared to uworld? Thanks

  39. Wow u matched thats great!!! Please help me too… is there any means i can talk to you? I am also from newyork and applying for residency match

  40. does being a doctor have to good at drawing? because almost all videos i've watched about med school and stuff, they're always drawing….

  41. When I was in crunch time periods of my life I kept quick grab super healthy food on hand that was nutrient loaded, fast and that filled me up. the packed nutrient rich foods kept my stress low. I did heavy whole grain loaves of bread, thick peanut butter on the slices 2, slices twice a day, apples, handfuls of nuts and any kind of real fruit a good sized amount sliced and in grab bags. I always had the nuts with the fruit to keep my blood sugar from plummeting. Itโ€™s the best way to fuel. Iโ€™m a small girl but I metabolized it quickly because of all the stress. Best diet plan ever for high stress. At night if I felt I didnโ€™t get enough grains in and was having trouble sleeping, I would have a cup of oatmeal.

  42. Awesome! I envy you! ์ „ ํ•œ๊ตญ์—์„œ ์˜๋Œ€ ์กธ์—…ํ•˜๊ณ  ์ด๋ฒˆ์— ๋Œ€ํ•™์› ์œ ํ•™๋‚˜๊ฐ€๋Š”๋ฐ, ์ œ์ด๋ฏธ์”จ ์œ ํˆฌ๋ธŒ ๋ณด๋ฉด์„œ ํ•ญ์ƒ ํž˜์„ ์–ป๊ณ  ์žˆ์–ด์š”~ ํ•œ๊ตญ๋ง ํ•˜์‹œ๋Š” ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„์„œ ํ•œ๊ตญ์–ด๋กœ ๋‹ต๊ธ€ ๋‹ฌ์•„์š”! ๋„˜ ๋ฉ‹์žˆ์œผ์‹œ๊ณ  ๋˜ ์ถ•ํ•˜๋“œ๋ฆฝ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค ^^ ๋™์˜์ƒ ๊ณ„์† ์˜ฌ๋ ค์ฃผ์„ธ์š”!!!

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