Tuesday, April 28, 2009

not studying

i have an ACLS test tomorrow and i'm not studying, instead i'm surfing blogs. oops!!!

on the bright side, today was my first day shadowing! delivery suite is interesting.
my intern is a generally nice guy, not particularly warm or welcoming but i'll take a person like him over others i could mention any day!
he taught me a fair bit of stuff, reassured me that i wouldn't need much OB/GYN knowledge to survive this posting (hahahahaha), told me which attendings to call and which to avoid, and how to listen to the nurses (esp the senior midwives!).

i got to see an episiotomy (OMG, i think i need to start wearing my specs, i couldn't see a thing amidst all the blood and i was terrified of getting blood into my eyes. specs from now on!) and well, i hope i learn pretty quick so i can do a neat one instead of a messy one - v impt for women!!!

there's a lot to learn, but basically we're glorified clerks and must learn all the paperwork and form-filling.
other advice was to read up on medicine and surgery during this time so as not to forget! v impt, i say! :D

short work days, 5 day work weeks :) i'm happy!

i start with day surgery - meaning i admit all patients for elective surgery, more glorified form filling and blood drawing. hmmmm. but work should be pretty easy, i just need to get my forms straight.

and my first call is on a public holiday :\ rather depressed but hopefully i'll have a day off in lieu of this :D

i feel rather bad for the residents, because of our "newness" and lack of everything, they're forced to do step down calls to fill our shoes and to help us out, esp in the delivery suite! :\ seniors, your help is really really deeply appreciated.

Monday, April 27, 2009

on your marks!

uhhhh i feel so unprepared! :(

in theory i should know how to manage a pre-eclampsia, and GDM patients, how to safely deliver a normal baby, how to manage PPH and do an episiotomy. at the very least!

but the truth is, i DON"T KNOW A THING in clinical!!!!!


first day of job shadowing starts tomorrow, here's hoping i learn something and don't die in the process!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

new new!

frontier psychiatrist is a "newcomer" to the blog scene (meaning i haven't read his blog before this).

his site is pretty interesting - read the parts on "things that have given psychiatry a bad name"!

the part that freaked me out the most was the one on lobotomy:
(http://frontierpsychiatrist.co.uk/things-that-have-given-psychiatry-a-bad-name-1-lobotomy/) <--- i need help on how to hide this link please please?
and it's accompanying article. so brutal!

anyhow just helping to drum up support, and no, i'm not getting paid. hahaha!

Monday, April 20, 2009

internship coming up

posting results are out today! i have gotten one of the postings of my choice, and i'm right pleased with it :)

OB/GYN, coming right up my way! :) 4 months of women and babies, i think i'm going to love it to bits.

the people posted there with me are mostly nice, all aquaintences (but then again, given my reputation for being gossip girl, i think there's hardly anyone in medical school whom i don't at least say hi to), well, minus ONE person who has an incredibly bad rep.

let's call this ONE person Prawn. he's arrogant, pushes people around, and doesn't ask for things nicely. he takes on responsibility and runs from it at the last minute. he has grandiose ideas and comes across as really impressive but in reality, he can't carry them out.
but he also has some good points, like being generous, i have to admit.

we'll see how it goes, hopefully he'll have turned over a new leaf!
but i'm not going to let that spoil my enthusiasm for OB/GYN. it's time to dig out the books for some refresher courses on how to read a CTG and what to do if there's primary PPH etc.


ps. i'll be moving over to ditzydoctor.blogspot.com soon :)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

i passed! :)

title says it all - i'm super relieved and happy given that an unexpectedly large amount of my classmates failed this round. shockingly large amount, in fact, and amongst them many whom we thought were far from failing!

i guess i'm a doctor now, and i'm torn between being extremely happy and being terrified of having patients lives in my hands. but it's what i've always wanted, so here's to more medical education! :)

just back from grad trip, had a blast! :) hope you all are well!