Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I have a new thing I don't like about medicine: dictating!
I wish I could just sit down and type notes on patients and give them to a secretary to mail away instead of having to dictate them. I hate dictating. I forget what I said, I miss things, and you can't really practically go through and listen to a whole dictation for completeness. I have dictated about12 cases since starting ambulatory peds on Monday and I have no idea how I'm doing. 9 of them were today. I managed to do them all in about an hour, which I'm pretty proud of because I'm usually a very slow dictator. Unlike Hitler. (ok... bad pun)

I also hate coming home from a long day just to start studying. Argh. And, our oral exam that was supposed to be on July 8th has now been moved to July 4th, which means I have one less weekend to study for it, and, I'm on call this weekend. Argh!


ann said...

Documentation, documentation, documentation. If you DON'T it will haunt you.

Anonymous said...

I signed up to a medical recruitment agency for summer work and had to take a test typing out dictated letters. Needless to say, I haven't a knack for that either!