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Teaching and Learning... - Nobody wears a white coat any more... — LiveJournal
...a tribute to becoming a doctor.
ayradyss
ayradyss
Teaching and Learning...
Dragged my sorry butt out of bed at some ungodly hour of the morning, to the perky chime of Taika's alarm. Went to work trying to face the day. I sacrificed a shower for sleep this morning, after staying up 'till nearly 1 AM talking to Angel last night. By now, it's starting to tell on me. Found the building, found parking (Michael told me what lot to use), and then found my classmates. Everyone's settled in Indy now. The city people are much happier. I can't wait for tomorrow when I can go back home and see my Angel.
We had lectures on universal precautions this morning, featuring a video on how to not spill urine on your hand or push elevator buttons with bloody gloves. It was most amusing.
It was also the only amusing part of the morning. The physician's oath was appropriately solemn, once we figured out that we were supposed to read it with him.
Mildly frustrated by the IUPUI wireless network. I can see the access points, but Taika refuses to give me a VPN login so I can authenticate with the network. Bedamned technology. Thinking I might be able to catch Ms. Nance today and ask . l hope. It would be very much nice to be able to pop on and say hi to Angel once in a while.
This morning I got keys, pagers, and cards - and I think I just had to sign 50 sheets of paper.
Pager is direct from some exiting 4th-year who had the savvy to subscribe the damned thing to hourly sports, Stocks, and news updates. I don't want pager update s on sports. In fact, I don't want to see any tickers on my pager. It eats my text message limit (ask if you want the addy to text message me. I could probably use good thoughts) and I don't know how to unsubscribe from it. Bastard.
No instructions on the pager, no idea what we're doing, and the best two sessions of the day have been how to present a patient and what to expect from the FP rotation , including a list of what to carry in your coat pocket. I'm so glad to have my Taika . I think tonight I'll go on a shopping frenzy and get the software I need.
Tonight: start work on my elective month and the conference in July, see if I'm too late to get into that. I want to go.
Notably, all my shit is going to be in my IUPUI mailbox. I'm thinking about seeing if D would be willing to check it once a week.
Session out at 3:00, with a "do you want to go enjoy the day" and a lot of nods . So I track down the ITS contact person, hit her up for help with cranky Taika. Turns out she doesn 't have luck with her iPaq and the wireless connect, but she can take me to the man who has successfully accomplished this apparently very difficult feat. Finicky PocketPCs...
... and he can't find his. Just my freakin' luck. Without another to compare her to, the final verdict on Taika is software. Specifically: Microsoft's suck-ass VPN software. Must find functional 3rd-party stuff to play with. And now to home for a bit before the party at Spaghetti Factory.

now feeling:: annoyed annoyed

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beowulfalive From: beowulfalive Date: June 9th, 2003 04:58 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)

BEEP BEEP BEEP

Heya hon, I might be wrong with this but I think that the tickers are unavoidable. I've had 2 pagers and both had them. Both I calle the company and asked and they couldn't turn them off. BUT bright side is that they usually don't charge you for the letter spaces. So the tickers info is free and won't suck up how much you pay for. You might wanna call the company that issued it and ask them though.
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