Saturday, January 17, 2015

So long Chicago

Well, not until June at least. I've matched into fellowship back in the lovely Pacific NW. Sproing pug, Subie-doo and I, and probably Dad, too, will be retracing our journey back in June. I'm very excited to return, but I am sadder than I thought I would be to leave Chicago.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Match

Well hello there! It's been quite some time, hasn't it?! Oh my! Well, I've just been chugging along, taking electives, yadda yadda, and getting my application for residency ready to send out. What's that? I never said what I wanted to do? My bad!

Well, I'm going into Psychiatry. That's right, Psychiatry. Not what I ever really imagined, but the field I found continually interesting. And there is enough overlap with Neurology that it keeps me interested. I love stuff with the brain, but once you get into the spinal cord and peripheral nerves, I'm kinda bored. Seriously. And while I loved Family Medicine, and will miss carrying my stethoscope around with me every day, Psychiatry was the one field I thought I would enjoy learning about for the rest of my life. So there you have it.

So anyway, I did finalize my application a couple of weeks ago, and I've already gotten a few interview offers. Yay! Now I just need to balance flying all over this winter, while still getting to go home for a bit to visit. I have a feeling it is going to get a little crazy.

So what is this whole interviewing, ranking, matching process you may have heard of? It's kind of hard to explain. I've tried several times with some people *cough*cough*momanddad*cough*cough and I think they've got it now, but here is a link to an explanation on someone else's blog, and here's an explanation from the NRMP (National Resident Matching Program) itself.

Happy reading! And please keep your fingers crossed that none of my flights get canceled. :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Science!

This is awesome.

And yes, I know I haven't posted in a while. Been busy. Savin' lives, yo.

Not really. Just lazy.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Super productive morning

Check this out. Interesting on several levels.

And also...

...can people stop having so many medical issues? Seriously. It's just more work for students and residents. Please take better care of yourselves.

And if you can't help but be sick (geez), keep an up to date list of your medications and their doses. It is soooo helpful. For realsies.

Internal Medicine

I am currently sitting with my team going over our patients (also known as "rounding", and clearly not always done bedside as we are sitting in a computer room in the back of the library), I am post call, and I just kind of don't care. Of course none of my patients are critical, so I don't have anything to be worried about. But I'm just kind of over it. I'm only in my second week, and I have 6 1/2 more weeks to go. Not a good sign.

I wish that once we figure out what we want to go into, we can just skip the rest of the rotations. Sigh.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Happy Bday

Happy Birthday Dad. Love ya!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Blizzard 2011

Here is some footage other people took of the blizzard and it's aftermath.









And also, tonight in the ER was a little better, but I still don't like it, and you can't make me.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Emergency Medicine

I hate it. Okay, so hate is a pretty strong word. And one I want to use. I HATE it. I just finished my first shift in the Emergency Department, and I think it is my least favorite rotation so far. Although I did really dislike psych on my first day, so maybe things will get better. But I kind of doubt it. It's just so crazy and chaotic and there are papers and charts lying here and there and all willy-nilly. I prefer clean, organized places to work. But I guess it was kind of busy tonight and no one really had a chance to give me a tour or talk to me about it, so I felt un-oriented. So maybe things will get better, but I'm not gonna hold my breath.

Also, this may be horrible to say, but I really prefer the suburban hospitals to the urban ones. And not just because they are usually nicer and newer, but because I don't have to drive through really shitty neighborhoods to get to them. Does that make me a bad person?

Okay, it's 11:30 and I've got a pizza in the oven and a glass of wine in hand. Guess which one I will finish first? :)