Day in the Life of a DOCTOR: Vlogging IN HOSPITAL (26 hour call shift)


Morning guys today’s Friday Basically, I’m on Friday, and then I’m on Sunday again so today. I do a normal day of work I stay I’ll call after 5:00 p.m.. See in the hospital Leave in the morning, and so I’m gonna try something new and to document while I’m there and you guys can see what it’s like So I just got down to lobby my building and I realized that some of you might be wondering Why am I wearing a black zip-up and not the scrub that you normally see? but we’re actually given the option to wear full scrubs our top and bottom or To wear you know part scrubs And if you want to wear your own bottoms like some people will some black pants in the bottom I personally like to have comfy Scrub bottoms, and it just feels more like a pajamas all day Probably one really really good thing about call Alright, now. I really really have to go to hospital So just finished attending Grand Rounds which is basically when you go when you listen to a lecture by a Specialist and med students residents and most of the staff actually attend as well So just did that now. I’m heading upstairs going to meet with my team to make a plan of the day All right So we just divided up the list so basically we know who’s going to be seeing who? I’m heading down to the emergency department to see a new patient that was admitted overnight And I head back up to the wards to see some other patients and I’m new to the team so I’m learning everyone For the first time which is always kind of fun, but a little bit extra work So I just saw that patient and she’s doing really well So I actually just sent her home sent up prescriptions and dictated notes so you have to talk into the phone and then Transcription services writes up a note, which is really nice and a time saver so that note will go to a family doctors So family doc who knows what’s been going on? anyway now going back to the ward and Off to see the next patients that is kinda how the day goes. Lots of stairs duing the day You get some of your exercise in which is good Because when I’m on call there is no way to go to the gym honestly really hard to be active sometimes so I just finished seeing the five six patients that are assigned to me this morning and I Think they’re going a little too easy on me because i’m new to the team and all the patients are new to me so it takes a little bit more time to review and to get to know them and what their issues are so Now I’m just in our resident locker room and getting some food before going for some teaching Which we have from noon until 1:00 every day, which is awesome to get some dedicated teaching time each day All right, so I just finished getting handover, so I’m now carrying pager for another team so I’m officially covering two teams Plus my own personal pager if I get called to go and do something And now I’m gonna take this minute where no one’s page me yet to go and check out my call room So let’s go check it out So usually I just put my key on my lanyards, and then I don’t lose it when I get called in the middle of the night So let’s see what this room looks like all the rooms always a little bit different Oh excellent I actually get a bathroom not all the rooms have that and This is basically in a patient room or the same layout as a patient’s room although We get wood bed get a phone so I can answer pages sadly this room does not have um a computer so that sucks but overall I cannot complain this is not bad at all So i’m in my call room. I figure I just show you I usually wear this black zip-up. I pretty much wear it every single day I’m on call and just throw in the wash after Usually it gets cold in the middle of the night Got my lanyard and my key is attached to it so that If I have to run out of the room in the middle of the night I won’t get locked out Stethoscope my two pagers I’m really lucky tonight because I have a medical student with me So I don’t have three pagers like I usually do Yay! And I usually basically just walk around with my bag keep all my stuff in there Little cheat sheets and notes so that I know what to do if the patient is really sick That’s about it got my scrubs on the bottom ready to go start the evening Oh man it’s actually bad signs it’s only like 6 p.m. and I’m already feeling tired I think sometimes I get really dehydrated at the hospital, so I’m gonna have some water, eat some dinner And then I’ll be ready whenever the first console comes I’ll get paged and I’ve go down to the emergency department and basically assess a patient and see if they need to get admitted to hospital and if they need to get admitted, then I need to try to figure out what’s wrong with them and give them a diagnosis and start treating them, so it’s kind of fun part but it’s not always fun when it’s super late at night Few moments later So well sometimes. I’m good about actually bringing food to the both days (Pager Beeping) Ah man in the middle of my food so that’s what it’s like when a pager goes off super loud and super annoying okay, looks like I’ve got a consult in the emergency department didn’t even get to finish my sandwich, but I’m gonna go down. Hopefully it’s something interesting, so we’ll see All right, so now it’s 8:45 I just finished an admission in the emergency department It’s actually a really interesting case then some other little things came up on the ward you know patients with abdominal pain One family one an update and patient is
fairly sick, so I you know is happy to call them and let them know what was going on So now I’m finally back in my room, and I’m gonna finish that sandwich for dinner All right, it’s 11 p.m.. Now and During this time I’ve probably had three or four pages From the ward that I could deal with in my room Just able to do it over the phone. Which is really nice. But now I have another Consult, so I’m heading down to the emergency department to see a patient Honestly feeling really tired But I’ll wake up especially once I get down there and see the patient I’ll be as awake as I can All right so it is now 3:15 in the morning I’m actually super wired I just was dealing with a patient in the emergency department who had an overdose and so I think when it is stuff like that which is exciting and you’re thinking and you’re actually involved We’re putting in arterial lines For me, and it keeps me way more alert and I don’t know, engage and so I don’t really notice what time it is so Finally I think back to my call room now And Which is nice and so I’m just going to Take a nap and we’ll see if I get called down to the emergency department again In the meantime there’s you know been a bunch of different calls From the wards dealing with little things, but the biggest issues have been the emergency department today so yeah exciting learned a whole bunch and Met some really nice make patients but bed sounds really good too Good morning, so it’s 7:30 a.m.. Right now and honestly I’m so shocked because I just got like four hours of sleep without being interrupted at night, which is Unheard of when you’re on call, so I’m not sure what I did to be treated so well But I’m really happy I feel fantastic and now I just have to go downstairs to meet with Staff physicians who are coming into the morning and we hand over and tell the story about the new patients we admitted to our teams And then I meet up with some of the residents and just let them know what kind of overnight issues we had So that they can be aware that when they’re seeing the patients in the morning So I probably won’t get out of here for another hour, hour and a half but Compared to usual I’m feeling great one eternity later Finally out of the hospital walking home now. Honestly. It feels so good to be out getting fresh air makes me feel more human again So on a really tough call day. You know there’s a chance that you won’t get any sleep for 26 hours It was amazing to get four hours straight But I guess to put it into context still work for about 21 hours And then I got four hours of sleep, and it felt glorious So normally I go home, and I go to sleep right away. I’ll probably do the same thing again because if I don’t Guaranteed I will be exhausted later in the day, and I’ll just crash so I’ll take a nap But I think I can actually get something done today, and enjoy the day. It’s beautiful day so pretty nice Finally made it home It feels so good to be back, but the thing is I’m actually on call again tomorrow So I was just on call Friday night today’s Saturday morning, and I’m on call again Sunday until Monday morning So it’s sort of a brutal weekend anyway I should definitely get a lot of rest because I go through it all again tomorrow. It was actually really fun documenting and sharing With you guys throughout the day, so let me know if you like this kind of vlog style It’s yeah, it’s fun. I can imagine doing this again, so let me know what you think if you have any comments or questions I’d love to hear from you Don’t forget to subscribe if you haven’t already and comment below To let me know what you think so I will chat you guys later and good night

100 thoughts on “Day in the Life of a DOCTOR: Vlogging IN HOSPITAL (26 hour call shift)

  1. I am developing a reality genre based show on a first year resident, would you be available for an online interview for a fee? I need first hand knowledge that research cant unearth, thank you.

  2. You are the kind of Doctor everyone Hope's and dreams for. I am lucky to have a pcp doctor that has the same kind of energy you have and I feel it makes going to the doctor way better.

  3. In Sweden we have a lot of different hard breads and even some light (white) ones are healthy and good for your bowels. I don't understand how so many people across the world can eat just soft bread. My bowels stop working just looking at it. It looks really good though and something I'd have for a treat once a year or so.

  4. an alternative way to get hired at nhs other then applying on https://www.jobs.nhs.uk ? Currently there are few vacancies for doctors with the specialty I have. I live in London

  5. This looks like a very rewarding challenge…. when I'm young and single. But I'll stick with 9-5 work-from-home programming now that I'm old, with kids and perpetually tired.

  6. Thank you very much for that video! It would be awsome if you could say from time to time something more about treating your emergency patients πŸ™‚ i'm sure many young doctors and med students would be grateful, i would for sure. Greetings!

  7. She vaguely mentions her patients and stuff and what they're there for and if you did that in the place I worked you'd be terminated immediately and wouldn't be able to get a job unless you moved towns because your reputation would be tattered. 😭😭😭

  8. I have no idea how I found your channel, but I am hooked! Thank you for showing us an inside look to your field of work. I admire doctors so much and you my dear, are one cool cool doctor! Keep up the amazing work and these awesome vlogs! Take care! ☺️☺️

  9. I’m wanting to go to school to do something in the medical field. I wanna spend 2 years tops my 1st few years cus I’m really bad at school and I just wanna get in a er already. Idk what’s good for me. I heard a ma (medical assistant) is a good but idk. Loved this vlogg ❀️❀️

  10. Your videos inspire me to keep working on my dream of becoming a surgeon. I don’t care how long it takes and how hard I have to work, I wonβ€˜t ever give up on my dream.

  11. Thanks for sharing this video. I am still in high school and I do science such as biology, physics, etc. I really like sciences but I'm not sure if I could be a doctor .
    What I would like to know is what made you choose to be a doctor ?

  12. You are perfect and your motivational video's make me stronger in front of my goal and my UEE (University entrance exam) for med ❀❀

  13. I’m super late to the vid. But I want to become a orthopedic surgeon with a sub specialty in sports medicine. But Weirdly I actually want to do the on-calls and long shifts. Even tho I know I’ll be sleep deprived but I love watching ur vids and keep up the good work

  14. Wow! Its a real relaxed life! When I worked in Hospital in Russia I could consult 38-40 patients in 24 hours! You're lucky, guys!

  15. @Violin MD I love watching these videos for many reasons: One, because it's just downright interesting and fun, and two, because I am currently studying the medicine pathway. Hearing you talk about things like getting paged to do a consult, how do you feel diagnosing someone, or treating them? Like, it seems so confusing and daunting to me right now, but I am presuming most the stuff you need to know you would've learnt in medical school before you became a resident? And how do you remember everything?!

  16. Your honestly who I strive too be πŸ˜‚

    Coincidentally I want too be a nurse when I am old enough and I play viola in my school orchestra πŸ˜‚

  17. I really love your channel i just subscribed i have been researching alot about doctors and everything like that because i plan to do pediatrics when im older so yeah this really did help to see what its really like thank you for showing me so glad i found you keep up the good work πŸ‘β€

  18. Why don’t you present interesting cases ? You can keep confidential information but tell about the cases and procedures

  19. Wow your calls are pretty light . If a tough day was 12 consults ,you are very lucky plus you have the next day off . Some centres internal medicine we see double the number in the same time . Great videos .

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  21. That humming was creeping the heckkk out of me. It's late at night and I'm hearing this. it's 3:45 if your curious as to why I'm THAT creeped out.

  22. This video is awesome! It's so cool to see what a day in the life of a doctor is like.
    Can you do a video of you playing the violin? I'd like to hear you play different songs on violin. Can you play a band called Trans Siberian orchestra?

  23. Hey Siobhan! I’m currently just finishing eighth grade and I love your videos! I’d love to become a doctor some day for kids with cancer. Did it pay off in the end to just do what you love?

  24. do doctors have a set salary or do they get paid hourly and make overtime? bc with these type of gruesome hours i def think it should be the latter. or they deserve bonuses for those kinds of shifts. idk

  25. Amazing what you guys have to go through. Every job has its difficulties, but not being able to eat or sleep must be really tough.

  26. EXERCISING? IN THE STAIRWELL? If I’m gonna be standing those long hours that’s already exercising for me🀣

  27. You are so cute and beautiful. I just can't stop watching your videos. They are awesome. I am a teacher of English. I'm learning the medical English because I have a couple of medical clients and I teach them the language. Your videos are very helpful.

  28. Hello Violin MD I was wondering if you would make a video and talk about the dangers
    of drinking energy drinks, and how caffeine affects the body. hey thanks, Ron.

  29. This was awesome!! Thanks for sharing! I’ve always thought that on call rooms were more dorm style? Do you know if the way your on-call room is (being a single room where you aren’t interrupted while sleeping) is common at most hospitals?

  30. Like your video so much . She actually bear a striking resemblance to my teacher especially your smile:))

  31. Wow it’s so tough that you guys have to do 24 hour shifts! I was on β€˜long days’ last week which are 13 hour shifts and I thought that was difficult!! Never mind doing an extra 10 hours. Great video 😊

  32. You are so precious and so calming… I love it.πŸ’ž
    I don't really want to become a doctor but, I want a career in which I love and is also stable like yours πŸ’›
    Also I want to live in Canada in the future ☺

  33. Do you let people know whenever you’re going to a call room or is everyone pretty independent? Whenever you’re finished your tasks at the moment are you allowed to just go to the call room?

  34. I’ve been thinking about going to medical school and these videos give me a real life expectation !!!! Love these videos!!

  35. This is so helpful. I love getting a look into the day in the life of different work places and it is helpful for me because I’m thinking of studying medicine

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