Thursday, December 10, 2009


Well, tomorrow this time I will be done with surgery, for now. Feeling under the weather has made me do the one thing I vowed would not happen during third year....I missed work. And I mean a fair amount of work. Enough work to be forced to make it up after 3rd year is over. Blah. Of course this happens when I have just made a sparkly schedule for 4th year (at least an outline in my head) that would maximize my chances for a Denver residency. But oh, well. All is not lost I that front I think. I'll just need to come up with a slightly different timing.

If I don't include the time I need to make up for surgery, I have 16 short weeks separating me from the end of my clinical 3rd year experience. I know it seems silly that I would be counting that down. This is what I want to do, no? Well, yes and no. Ever since I let myself come to the concusion, the very real conclusion, that the only area of medicine that will really make me happy is OB/Gyn, I find it much harder to get excited about the upcoming internal medicine rotation. Family practice should be better, I might actually get to deliver a baby and do women's health-y things during that block. Fourth year is going to be much more exciting as I will be doing the things that I want to do for a living. Now I'm pretty much 2/3 of the way through my 3rd year and really looking forward to the future.

And all along the way I still have my preceptor visits. Today is an exam day and I'm still going in to see him. I just learn so much from even watching him interact with his patients. Not to mention it's a once a week dose of what I want to do.

I'm also super pumped to head up North to see the fam for Christmas. I am excited for the change of scenery, even if the change is to a flat, white expanse that's so cold the exhaust from the relatively few cars hangs in the air like a San Fransisco fog. But more importantly my fam is part of that change of scenery and I'm excited to see them. Lots of relaxing, baking and Wii playing.

Of course, I still have a week of class on "Death and Grief." So cheery for the holidays. Great timing school of medicine - well done.


The Maiden Metallurgist said...

That is quite the holiday curriculum. Good luck finishing up!