Thursday, August 19, 2010

My Favorite* Orthopod

Today was my last day scrubbing into the O.R before heading back to Ireland.

I've had so much fun this summer getting to assist with the orthopedic surgeon and the general surgeon. Here is a photo from today, Dr. S captured in a rare moment where he wasn't yelling at someone, swearing, making an inflammatory statement, or all of the above at the same time. In all seriousness though, I've learned a ton from this man. He really took a lot of extra time this summer to teach me with every opportunity and it is very much appreciated. Not to mention the fact that he is a KICK ASS surgeon. Too bad he'll probably be retired by the time I need a knee replacement.

Pre-game before a hip replacement. 

*I told him not to be too flattered....he's the only orthopod I know.  :)

5 comments:

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Popsicles! Wow! When I was a medical student we NEVER got popsicles!

NP Odyssey said...

Have a safe trip back to Ireland and a good year in school.

Old MD Girl said...

You're so gonna be a surgeon..... Just look at how happy you are in that picture. And the cute little hats actually work for you preventing you from having to don the bouffant cap! It's almost a sure thing, I'm telling you.

Tobie won't mind. I promise.

When do you start school again.

Albinoblackbear said...

Grump--You just weren't kicking back with the right orthos then! :)

NP--Thank you! I leave for AB on Monday, then the big flight 'home' to Ireland on Thursday. Summer whizzes by when you live in the hospital!! :)

OMDG--hahahah--well yes I *do* love wearing a jaunty fabric cap at work everyday...but really, I think I am too inherently lazy and uncompetitive to be a surgeon. The work is fascinating but I just don't think I am cut-throat (pun intended) enough for the politics of it. Ha! I will pass on to Tobie that he won't mind having a wife-in-absentia. :)

I start on the 30th of Aug. Just like that. Argh. I am seriously in need of a holiday now after living and breathing the hospital all summer. Sigh. Oh well. It was an amazing learning curve and $$ was made so.

P.S Ortho kicks ass. (I still cannot believe that I am capable of making that statement after so much anti-sx and anti-ortho sentiments in the past...)

ertwro said...

For a second I tought you two were watching facebook before the surgery LOL!!!

I wonder if my Internal Medicine rotation physician/teacher/god (no resident, I'm so lucky...sigh) ever had a popsicle moment with someone. The closest thing was when he gave me a coin in front of my classmates so I could call my mom and tell her I was not fit to be a doctor.

Apparently he was being kind to me. To others, he opened the windows of his office so they could jump encouraged by him.

(I do still keep that coin, maybe one day I could return it in a cool way)