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.