Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Ants in My (Scrub) Pants

Today we had our "Year 3 Orientation" meeting wherein our clinical placements were discussed and more details with regard to our schedule and marking scheme were revealed.

One word: EEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Ok, one sound, I guess.

Now this whole medical school thing is starting to get exciting. Up to this point I've been trying to memorize very uninteresting things like what areas of the cell cycle certain chemotherapy agents act on. In a few short months I'll be a human retractor! Can't wait can't wait can't wait!!!

Hey ABB! Hold that. Now don't move for 6 hours.
In the Q and A portion afterward I asked the Dean if, on our surgical rotations, we are fixed with one team, or if we get to rotate in sub-specialties and with other specialists, like anesthetists. He said in my hospital there is an ortho team and I can spend some time with them, OB's, anesthetists, or even days in A & E if I want. [Cue me mentally jumping up and down]. He said as long as I am fulfilling my requirements for whichever rotation I am in (i.e. medicine or surgery) I can have some flexibility with how I structure my days.

Can I just say again, "EEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!"

Also, can it please be August 2nd? Like, now?

Ryan looking like the creepiest future pediatrician that ever walked this earth.
 In an unrelated story, Tobie is growing out a beard. I am unsure of how I feel about this. I actually like beardos in general and have even shacked up with one or two in my time...but as the George Micheal grows into more of a Russel Brand I just can't help seeing Tobie's AJ from the Backstreet Boys look.

Which is downright creepy.

9 comments:

Red Stethoscope said...

Congratulations! Is it weird that I'm excited for you? (Yeah, I didn't think so either.) Everyone looks forward to holding the retractor and finally moving on to 3rd year! Also, I'm in love with your dean's response to your question abou surgical rotations...sounds great! Yay yay yay!

Albinoblackbear said...

Hahah, thanks! =)

Yeah, I know that clinical is going to present it's own set of challenges and frustrations but I *like* being in the hospital!! And the on-the-job learning is so much richer.

My Dean is awesome. I actually love him (in a non-gunner-and-non-romantic way). I'm just hoping he picked equally awesome clinical staff for us!

iamnothouse.com said...

Exciting! I agree completely, standing there are holding the retractor is infinitely more fun than just sitting there reading - you feel like you're actually a medically type (plus, it justifies coming home and doing nothing, because after all "I just spend 8 HOURS of on the job learning")

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Ryan, you look like you're getting a little too excited about lubing up the speculum.

PGYx said...

Yay for Year 3! You'll be so much more than a human retractor. The coolest thing is that your main job will be to keep learning (vs lots of scut, which will come soon enough)! I'm very happy to be moving along the path, but in some ways med school was quite the luxury. :-)

Old MD Girl said...

Rotations were SO MUCH BETTER than pre-clinicals. I'm glad you have ants in your pants. I was completely terrified when I started.

shrtstormtrooper said...

I'm excited for you! Also, beards are beast. Everyone should approve of and have a man with a face sweater. Of course, I might just be biased :)

Maha said...

I'm so excited for you!!

peny113 said...

"Now this whole medical school thing is starting to get exciting. Up to this point I've been trying to memorize very uninteresting things like what areas of the cell cycle certain chemotherapy agents act on. In a few short months I'll be a human retractor! Can't wait can't wait can't wait!!!"

haha. Can feel..can feel..can feel..the great sarcasm here. :)