Tuesday, September 28, 2010

What kind of karma do I have? I am cat sitting one of my attending's cats while he is on vacation for 3 weeks and 1 week in one of the cats contracts a deadly neurological disease... I guess I should have helped that old lady across the street last week.

When I said I had an interest in palliative care, this isn't what I had in mind.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


I'm struggling with whether to pursue R3 training in obstetrics and women's health. On one hand, it would be great to match to a program in the same city where Ben is living/working so we could be together and I could get to know the city/hospitals etc. On the other hand, I could probably just go get a job there post-graduation. My hesitancy with the "just get a job" route is that I don't feel prepared - but does anyone? I still have >6 months of residency left and I don't feel prepared to even make the decision but applications are due Oct 15 so I'd better get my ass in gear if I want to apply. Plus, applying would mean revealing to my program director and colleagues that I'm not planning on staying in the city I'm training in (which I would love to do if Ben could only get a job) - which will make a lot of people unhappy. But seriously, Ben and I cannot live apart for any longer!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

To dance or not to dance? I am going away for 2 months during this year's dance season and I think I'll have to pay for those classes whether I take them or not. Is it worth the money for the months I can take class to just suck up the 60 bucks, or should I not start off the season at all since I'll miss a significant portion? What to do!

In other news, I came second in my weekly mountain bike series!! I had so much fun and met so many awesome people. I'm totally motivated to do it again next year along with my goal of doing a solo 8-hour race and maybe a 24 hour race. I need something to motivate me to keep up the winter training!

Thursday, September 02, 2010

The contrast between my studying and my urgent care clinic tonight is very obvious. The text talks about all these classic clusters of symptoms. My patients come in with weird shit that I have no idea what it is. It's unfortunate that studying doesn't teach clinical judgment.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

LMCC Study day 2

lipid guideline
diabetes guideline
reading about januvia and Victoza
ovarian cancer
asthma guidelines (to be continued)