In medical school, I blogged all about my different rotations each month, what I learned, how much I enjoyed them, and how I studied through each rotation. For example, here is the post I wrote after my first medicine rotation as a third year in medical school:
It’s so fun to go back and read about how I was feeling during my third and fourth year of medical school. (You can find all those posts under the medical school tab)
Now that I am in residency, life is no different! I’m still switching rotations each month, learning tons of new things along the way, and enjoying every minute of it! (Okay, not every minute of it, but most of it 🙂 ) I was so sad to say goodbye to my medicine team last month. I loved my resident, co-interns, and our consultant. We took this great picture during ultrasound rounds one day.
Now, I’m onto my next Rotation: Hematology
The Hematology rotation is divided up into two teams, a lymphoid team which deals primarily with illnesses like lymphoma, and a myeloid team, which sees patients with leukemias and myeloproliferative disorders. I’m on the lymphoid service for the first two weeks, so almost all my patients have lymphoma of some sort. It’s really interesting, and the patients are wonderful, but there are so many complicated chemotherapy regimens that honestly, I don’t have a huge desire to learn about. This year for me is about balancing learning as much as I can about medicine (because after this year, I will only do ophthalmology for the rest of my life!) but not stressing about learning every little detail because after this year, I won’t have to know all those things. So, with that attitude, I’m not stressing about learning all the different chemo regimens and all the genetic mutations that can cause cancer.
My team is SO nice which makes everything way better. In fact, our fellow Jeremy took us out to fro yo yesterday! I told him I would put him on the blog so the world would know he is the nicest fellow ever 🙂
I work with two other residents who are both second years. I’m the only intern on the team. Luckily, we don’t have to do any overnights this month, but I think most days will be pretty much 6am-6pm, 6 days a week. This weekend my resident let me leave super early, and yesterday I left around 5:30- so it’s not too bad!
Today is my day off, so I’m headed to the gym, the grocery store, and the coffee shop to study- all necessities on a day off!
Hope you all have a wonderful day!