Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I don't want every post on this blog to be about my angst of being a new doctor but it's what I'm going through. All the time. I re-live cases in my head as if they were OSCE stations and realize that in the moment I screwed up, I didn't think of this or that, and that sometimes you don't get second chances. Sometimes you do, and most of the time things work out ok anyway, but someday these things are going to come and bite me in the ass. Some day I will accidentally do harm. It makes me sad/angry/depressed/anxious.

2 comments:

Solitary Diner said...

You are so not alone in this. I beat myself up regularly about things I've missed or simply not done as well as I could. While I think it makes us better doctors, it is also pretty crazy making.

Anonymous said...

When you stop worrying about making mistakes, you will stop being the best doctor you can be.