Daily life at T.U.

Here are some additional scenes from T.U. We constantly navigate through crowded hallways, with families of patients sleeping, eating, waiting, and sometimes living for days or weeks at a time.

It was great fun to work as a father-son team.  Anthony was wonderful throughout his externship experience working in clinics, on rounds, in the operating room, and all of the other elements of our time at T.U.  He spent most of his time with neurosurgery and was able to see so many brain and spine surgeries. He also was able to spend some time with plastic surgery and GI surgery (which he liked since the lap-chole was "like a cool video game"). 

Here is a photo of Dr. Wohns teaching minimally invasive microdiscectomy technique to one of the budding star residents in neurosurgery. The residents were very engaged in all of the educational activity during our two weeks here.  They attended three lectures I presented, and two that Thomas Steffen presented.  They really enjoyed all of the teaching during rounds, case presentations, clinics, and surgeries.  I too greatly enjoyed all of the educational interchange and learned or re-learned quite a number of pearls about cases that we normally do not see in every day practice in the U.S. including neurocysticercosis, Potts disease (TB of the spine), and various neural tube defects (including many myelomeningocoeles) due to dietary folic acid deficiency.

Richard Wohns