Inside Internal Medicine - Volume 3 Article 1
Third Year Medical Students Present Posters in New Orleans
roy Nold and Himesh Xaver, Presenters, Quillen College of Medicine, 3rd Year Medical Students
Southern Regional Meeting for Clinical Investigations in New Orleans from February 21-25, 2018.
"The title of our case presentation was “Intravascular Lymphoma Presenting as Respiratory Failure,” a rare one in a million cancer we discovered during our internal medicine clerkship. Although we presented the case, many residents were involved - Ali Bokhari, Diana Trofimovitch, Boonphipop Boonpheng - as well as Dr. Jack Goldstein. I learned a lot from all of them in the processes of diagnosing and treating our patient. For instance, a pertinent diagnostic clue was SIADH, which revealed CNS involvement. While we were discussing the patient’s labs on call one night, Dr. Bokhari and Dr. Bhogal diagrammed the workup for hyponatremia on the white board for me in order to explain our next step. Then I was given the opportunity to teach it to the rest of the team during rounds the following morning, and then again a couple weeks later when our class covered electrolyte abnormalities during didactics. The residents, the intrigue of the case, and moments at the patient’s bedside made learning foundational clinical concepts like this unforgettable. So please give credit to all the residents and Dr. Goldstein too. They are excellent mentors! And we all need guides on our journey." - Troy Nold, 3rd Year Medicine Student