Bye, IM!

March 1, 2013

First week of surgery is over. Finished IM a week ago but finally took the shelf exam today. Glad to have a slower pace–IM was grueling, but fun. Sooo much clinical learning. I discussed the gap in knowledge before–that I was worried about how I would get from the book knowledge of basic sciences to actually treating patients–and I’m finally learning that stuff. What IV’s to use, when to test vs. when to treat. It’s fascinating and very exciting.

Thrilled about surgery and very enthusiastic. Meetings have been cancelled this week due to weather–more snow–but can’t wait to see what next week brings.

Missed writing. Will try to be more industrious now that I have a lighter rotation and a bit more time.