liveonearth (liveonearth) wrote,

Medical School Landmark: I Drew Blood Today

I was pretty shaky but I did it. Poked a needle in a classmate's arm and actually hit a vein on my first try ever, pulled a tube of blood. I was stoked. She took a stab at my arm too. The needle glanced off the vein but otherwise she was smooth. I am excited because I fully intend to draw and evaluate blood samples in my medical practice. I also totally believe in the value of getting a complete blood panel every year or three. Even if you are totally healthy, it's worth getting them, just for a baseline.
Tags: blood, education, labs, medicine, nd2

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