Monday, July 02, 2007

Nada

Well, I have very little to report. Anaesthesia is over; it had its rough moments, notably in the first week, but things pulled together more-or-less in the second week. One more week, and I would have been competent.

My current study style is a bit of this, a bit of that, what are they going to ask me tomorrow, what did they ask me today. That system really doesn't work at all; I need to formalize some kind of studying regimen, but haven't yet. I had all weekend to study for my next rotation, but felt so far behind, that I didn't even begin.

Anyways, this will be my first rotation outside of the OR since starting clerkship. So far it's been surgery, followed by surgery, followed by surgery, surgery, surgery, and anaesthesia. Now, paediatric neurology. A big shift. Will I cope with going from an action and anatomy orientation to a diagnostic one?

A preceptor told me on Friday that I should pick a discipline where I save the soul of a person, i.e., their mind. A finger, a bit of bowel, none of these are crucial to a person's being. I am taking that into consideration...

To quote the Trashcan Sinatras:

It's a hard road when you know where you're going
And it's harder when you know where you're not

6 comments:

Marysienka said...

neuro/peds, good luck man! How long do you have there?

Tall Medstudent said...

Two weeks, which is just long enough to get comfortable lol.

Marysienka said...

haha yea true! poor you!

apalazzo said...

A good friend of mine who did a rotation in neuro loved it. He told me that his work there had the most immediate impact. A girl came in and was disoriented. They relieved her inner cranial pressure (excuse my non-medical lingo) and she was back to normal in 5 mins.

Tall Medstudent said...

Hmm, that kind of thing would be an unusual case. That kind of thing is often neurosurg. Neurology may be the most complex of the specialties...

Asher said...

There's no doubt, the dude is absolutely just.
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