Holy moly am I glad I have today off. Yesterday was BUSY!
On this rotation, the interns (me) don’t have to work overnight, but the second year residents do. My team was on call overnight and when I arrived in the morning yesterday I discovered we had had 9 new admissions overnight. NINE.
That’s a lot. One of the second year residents had the day off yesterday, so it was just me and the resident who had been working all night. I rounded on all the old patients while she finished up all the new admissions. At 8am we had our normal morning teaching session. Then we started rounds with the consultant (Mayo’s word for attending).
By 10:30 we were finished with rounds, so I worked on my notes, put in orders for patients, and took sign out from the resident who wanted to go home and go to sleep! At 11 we had another teaching session.
The teaching in GI is incredible. Both of our consultants are so smart and knowledgeable. They are the kinds of people who inspire you to go home and study more. Have you ever worked with someone like that? Someone so smart you want to be just like them and go learn everything? That’s how I feel around them, except then I remember I’m going to be an ophthalmologist and if I really want to be like them, I should probably read ophtho stuff…
Here’s a pic from our teaching sessions:
Then at noon I had to run down to noon conference and give a presentation to the internal medicine residency. Remember when I had to present during my medicine month because I was the only one working that day? Well it happened again!!
The intern isn’t technically supposed to present, but there I was, talking about ischemic colitis to a bunch of residents. At least there were cookies at lunch which made the presentation more enjoyable!
After lunch we had more teaching (see? so much learning on GI!) and I guzzled down some green juice. I swear for the past 3 weeks- no joke 3 weeks, my throat starts to hurt every afternoon and evening. It’s just a minor discomfort and I haven’t thought much of it because it hasn’t amounted into anything significant like an actual pharyngitis. Green juice and emergen-C really help make it feel better 🙂
The afternoon was spent discharging patients. My team discharged 7 patients yesterday- that is a lot!!! Luckily, my resident discharged 2 before she left for the day and I discharged one early in the morning, so there were only 4 left to take care of in the afternoon. In between running around I stopped to stare out the window at this beautiful view:
I hope today is as pretty as yesterday was!
When I got home from work, Kyle was there to greet me. We were both starving, and with no food in the fridge, made the executive decision to order a pizza. Yessssss!
We spent the rest of the night watching a movie on Amazon and lounging on the couch. It was a pretty great Friday night for me!
I hope your weekend is off to a great start! What are your plans? I think I’m going skiing today!