Tuesday, January 18, 2011

It's Not You, G.I.T, it's Me...

I swear, I am still on 1/2 speed since my return to school (I won't say Christmas 'holidays' because it really wasn't much of a holiday at all, and I don't feel like sullying the term).

I just can't seem to get my thoughts together and concentrate, AT ALL.

Things are slowly starting to ramp up, study group is starting to meet again this week, USMLE prep course starts again next week, anatomy group is back at it, my own USMLE prep is *cough* ongoing, I am supposed to be playing music for this fundraiser thingy but have to dust off my vocal chords before the event, etc. etc. But I don't feel like my brain has checked in, just yet.

Our case last week was a patient with Graves' disease, this week it is inflammatory bowel disease.

Thyroid. Yawn.

Bowels. Double yawn.

I guess I can cross endocrinologist and gastroenterologist off my list of 'possible careers'. Sweet. Now I am down to only 47 options.

Maybe it isn't the gastrointestinal tract I hate so much. Maybe I am just getting a little burnt out by this whole PBL process (hence the new countdown screen on right margin). Apparently this is a common finding among medical students around this point in their studies.

I know, this too shall pass!

On the upside--I am going to see both Ray LaMontagne and Iron and Wine in Dublin! Very stoked! And also excited that my good friend Cathy Lee will soon be here visiting (in time for the Iron and Wine concert). So some things to look forward to.


OMDG said...

You are not alone in your hatred of the thyroid. I also was not so revved up about IBD.

On the other hand, hearts and brains are pretty cool.

Frazzled-Razzle-RN said...

Pretty awesome counter!

Absentbabinski said...

PBL burnout - Check
Topics I don't really care about - Check
Feeling like I'm going through the motions - Check

Jealous of you going to see Ray LaMontagne - Check

Albinoblackbear said...

OMDG--Ughhh, I don't know why but I just can't get jazzed about it.

And yes, both hearts and brains (and BONES!) are cool.


ZE--Thanks! You should have seen the one I could have had (if I'd have been willing to pay 3$ a month). It was real purdy. But not free.

AB--Missing patient contact- check.

Ray LaM playing in the UK also- check!

Grumpy, M.D. said...

"I know, this too shall pass!"

Isn't that the GI motto?

Anonymous said...

PBL burnout is quite common, most of my school suffered from it at some point or another. Just keep pushing until you get to your clinical!

doctorcalm said...

Super excited about Iron & Wine. Seeing as how I'm in the PICU this month, we both have our trials and tribulations to get through before the sweet sweet reward...it'll definitely be worth it!

Anonymous said...

I'm having some motivational issues too. Spend all day seeing patients - Woo hoo!! No problem! Sit, actually study, do write ups and/or projects (that are due alarmingly soon) - Boo!! Good luck getting the study juices going again ABB!

Also, I LOVE Iron & Wine! Jealous! Can't wait to hear about it :).