A Day in the Life

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A DAY IN THE LIFE:

Max Lazarus, DO, PGY 2 (@emergency_doctor)

Emergency medicine resident at a Level 1 Trauma Center in New York and graduate of @nyitcomdo

I had a somewhat ‘non traditional’ path to medicine. I worked as a personal trainer full time throughout college while I majored in exercise physiology. My career as a trainer made me realize I wanted to help people, and heal them with more than just exercise so I decided to become a physician.

I was specifically attracted to the holistic education and emphasis on the human body from my time learning about health, wellness and exercise.

After finishing college, I was fortunate to be selected to do a summer internship called ‘Project Healthcare’ in the Emergency Department at Bellevue Hospital. The program was started by Dr. Lewis Goldfrank, a pioneer in emergency medicine and toxicology.

I spent the summer after college working 5-6 days a week there and fell in love with emergency medicine. I realized I wanted to be on the front lines of medicine helping the most destitute and acutely ill patients at anytime. Emergency medicine is thrilling to me because you are the doctor that’s ready for anything at anytime. #doctorsthatdo #emergencymedicine #pgy2 #osteopathicmedicine #baferd #jaferd

About the Author
I am an experienced trauma nurse who has seen a lot of super tragic and gnarly things. On the flip side, I’ve have seen and done a lot of amazing things in my 20 years of nursing as well. I’ve saved lives for a living and I have had the privilege and the honor of holding patients hands as they take their last breath. I have seen SO many patients and their loved ones in their most fragile moments. I am proud of my profession, and for the fact that I have fought so valiantly to be here. Sometimes nurses get burnt out, but I have been blessed to be at the bedside all of my career. I have earned multiple degrees and certifications in nursing. I am the nurse you want at your bedside when you’re critically injured and dying. I put my blood, sweat and tears into being clinically astute & relevant. This blog is to help new nurses, nursing students, paramedics, experienced nurses, or whomever comes across my blogs path and think it is intriguing, educational or inspiring to them. In this career, we are all here to share and help one another grow. I believe in building others up, so they can reach the next level, whatever their goal may be. Carpe Diem & ENJOY!

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