Thursday, July 23, 2009

3 days down 17 to go...

So, I thought for sure I'd love neurology. After all, I've pretty much loved everything else, and I did a master's in neurobiology. But no. I have never been so bored in my life. I got there at 7 yesterday and didn't get done rounding until 1pm. Gross. Psych is looking better and better everyday. I can deal with a little cognitive dissonance for a career that I like to do.

Not that I wouldn't like OB/Gyn, I definitely love that field. But the lifestyle is hell and frankly, I find myself liking my life so much better, regardless of what I do during the day, if I have a lot of free time for my real life. When I think about it, forensic psych might actually be perfect for me. I had a lot of angst out of college about whether to try to apply to law school or med school. I decided med school because I like science more than liberal arts in general (but not always). This might be the best compromise.

At least neuro is not the longest rotation, and not the longest hours. But it's not a lot better than OB/Gyn was, and the time isn't filled with babies. No call. No weekends. I should not complain about that one.

But the best thing is: there's a wedding this weekend! Hooray! A couple of our college friends are finally tying the knot. It's going to be great to see everyone and reminisce a bit. Plus it'll be nice to catch up on everyone's lives. Everyone has accomplished so much! I'm very excited. Just need to get through, really one more day. Tomorrow we are in the epilepsy clinic, which should at least be really busy, and I am pushing to have my preceptor on Friday afternoon, which is always the best part of my week!

Wow. That was a boring post. But I felt like I had to write since it had been a while. I'll write again later about my evil OB attending and what he wrote on my eval. Jerk face.


The Maiden Metallurgist said...

Hey, at least you're ruling some out. Godd luck with the next 17 days!

medicine girl said...

Haha, I'm on Neuro right now, too. And I love it! I do sometimes miss the more physically active nature of EM (my last rotation) but am fascinated by the nervous system and wide variety of cases I see each day.

I hope you find a way to make the time pass more quickly!