Thursday, January 31, 2008

Just Starting

Well, this is new for me. I've never tried this blog thing, but I have been inspired by the Maiden Metallurgist and thought I'd give it a try. So, I suppose a little about me is in order. I'm a twenty something living in Denver going to medical school. I'm what my family would call a career student. No really. I've never been out of school, not since I started. But, medical school is a whole new world for me. I can't believe they let me do this stuff.

Last Saturday I went to shadow an anesthesiologist, seeing as that's what I want to do. It was great. I had the chance to intubate a real, living, not quite breathing, person. The attending was a real smart ass, and super fun to talk to. When he told me to glove up and intubate, he explained what to do real quick and handed me the tube saying: "just slide it down the pipe." I replied "just like that, huh?" "Yeah," he says, "but quick before he dies." Loved it.

Anyway, med school provides plenty of fodder for others' amusement. I hope it's worth your reading!