|Vista from the road near Dingle.|
So, surgery is the thing I am most looking forward to next year as it will allow the greatest leap from my experiences as a nurse...and not to mention the fact that I adored every minute in the O.R this summer!!
I had originally asked to be placed in the Big Regional Hospital but then the placements coordinator emailed me and asked if I'd consider going to Kerry for the entire year. I had put Killarney (near Tralee) as my preference for GP placement in 2nd semester so moving for the entire year made sense.
I hummed and hawed for the evening, drank two glasses of wine, called a few of my Irish pals for advice, then responded "yes" before wondering what I was getting myself into.
The hospitals in Tralee are much smaller than Big Regional but the location is one giant beautiful wide open space of mountains and ocean. And I will be close to Killarney and Dingle. For those of you who've been to the area you'll be able to appreciate why I am so excited to be a 30 minute drive from the Ring of Kerry.
Fingers crossed I land some decent preceptors...