Sunday, January 06, 2008

busy busy bee

So,
Although last week started of slow, the pace took off from there. On Thursday I met my resident as we rounded on our patients in the morning and then headed to surgery. We operated from 8 - 3:30 and then rounded again and I had teaching from 4 to 5. Friday morning I rounded on my own patient and then rounded with the group on the rest before teaching at 7:30. After that I went and did a high risk obs clinic for the morning with one of the MFM docs. In the afternoon we rounded again and I got to try my hand at writing orders with the off-service resident who is on gyne at the moment. He was super nice and taught me lots of useful things so I'm stoked about that. Tomorrow is surgery again, Tuesday cancer clinic so I'd better read up on all of my gyne onc notes before tomorrow. I went in this evening and read up on my surgical patients for tomorrow and checked up on "my" patient who might be discharged soon. I felt like a real doctor - tired and in the hospital on weekends. Welcome to the rest of my life. Hopefully soon I'll be quicker at doing my tasks so I have a chance to review surgical patients on Friday afternoon for Monday morning. Let's hope!

Anyway, things are going well I think and I'm learning lots. Drugs still baffle me - too many drugs in too many doses, I can never keep them straight! Hopefully my medicine rotations will do a lot to sort that out for me.

I really need to submit the forms for my electives - must remember to do that tomorrow night!

Now I need to go shower and blowdry my hair so I don't have to do it tomorrow morning!

6 comments:

Katie! said...

I'm glad things are going well! Keep up informed! Good luck with the blow-drying, too. I always need extra luck for that to go well.

Liana said...

Ohhh... you've started clerkship. Very exciting!!!

Milk & Two Sugars said...

Hooray! I'm so glad it's going well.

By the way, the most comforting conversation I've yet had regarding drugs was with a junior physician trainee I had heaps of respect for.
Me: "When did you learn drug doses?"
She: "Internship."

Xavier Emmanuelle said...

Sounds like things are going wonderfully! Hope things stay awesome :) :)

Harry said...

Drug names go way over my head. Apparently it all becomes clear on the wards, and just falls into place. Pity that's a fair way off for me...

Midwife with a Knife said...

Don't worry too much about the drugs. As long as you always look up the ones you don't know, you'll be fine. Then eventually, you'll have a set of drugs you use all the time and you'll know those. You'll just look the other ones up.