Thursday, March 11, 2010

Time Flies When You're Up To Your Eyeballs in Work!

So spring break FLEW by! I have an interview for the Job Of My Dreams next thursday, it's an ER internship up in Vermont (i really really really want it).

I also had my first day at Really Big Philadelphia Urban Medical Center for OB. It was pretty cool, but I have a strong (STRONG) feeling I'm going to spend a lot of time biting my tongue about unnecessary interventions into uncomplicated labor.

On the bright side, we apparently get lots of really "interesting" cases, and when I said that ED was my dream job, she said "well by all means, if someone codes, or we get a hemorrhage, jump right in and work them!". This is the very first time an instructor has given me blanket permission to assist in an emergency beyond "push the help button". I mean, a hemorrhage, as far as we students are concerned, mostly means "push the help button with one hand, massage the uterus with the other"...but its still a step up.

We did a newborn exam on a baby in the nursery...rather a suprise when we unwrapped him- POLYDACTYLY!!! (SURPRISE! EXTRA FINGERS!) They looked like tiny little cat-toys dangling by skin tags off the distal side of each pinky. VERY cool. This bodes well for the rest of the semester.

OH! and yesterday I found out that i got an EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT PLACEMENT FOR MY LEADERSHIP CLINICAL!!!! WHEEE!!! It's not a trauma center (none were available for placements), but i got one of only 3 spots for the whole year. GO ME!!! The downside: its 12 hours every friday until may. Yeah. My workload just went up again.


Anonymous said...

Best of luck with the ED job!!!


shrtstormtrooper said...

Good luck! And also, the ED internship led directly to my ED dream job, so live it up!

little d, S.N. said...

I SOOOO want this job up in Vermont in a BEAUTIFUL ER- first stage interview was last Thurs...waiting to hear back!!!