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You see, the atria and the ventricles are like a married couple... - Nobody wears a white coat any more... — LiveJournal
...a tribute to becoming a doctor.
You see, the atria and the ventricles are like a married couple...
Today, O Best Beloved: Day 1 of ACLS training. Day 2 of orientation.
I have in my possession one shiny new IBM ThinkPad T42 with extended life battery cum handgrip, one shiny new Dell Axim X50v with 128 MB SD memory card (swapping out soon), two long white coats with my name and the initials M.D. embroidered on them, a box of business cards, a sleek new random number generator key, a hospital parking card, a hospital badge, and a whole lot of fear and anxiety.

I start on OB. First call is July 2. Call in July is q3 days, which means that it will be precall-oncall-postcall over and over and over again for a month. August is ER, which should be better.

It's beginning, O Best Beloved. I left home at 0710 and got home at 1720 and we're about to leave again for the Senior Roast and tomorrow is day 2 of ACLS and after that is graduation and then Saturday is a pool party and the first payday is next Thursday and I am going to be the most incompetent doctor ever, and I will tell you all about why when I get there and realize that that is not, in fact, so.

Dr. R says to us, smiling in that grandfatherly way: The first year, it is going to be harder than you expect.
Buckle in and hold on, O Best Beloved. Because I'm expecting it to be murder.

now feeling:: anxious anxious

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daimones From: daimones Date: June 23rd, 2005 11:36 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
You collect laptops. I'm so jealous.

*hugs* I beleive in you, lady-doctor.
feathered From: feathered Date: June 23rd, 2005 11:37 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
You'll be the best doctor. I'm sure of it. Good luck.
From: broken_onewon1 Date: June 24th, 2005 02:32 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
you'll do just fine, not that you wont have to work. but that you'll be willing to do the work you need to do. And you'll eventually realize that your a bit smarter than you think you are [incompetent] I think not :)
hope this finds you well *hugs*
tablecolor From: tablecolor Date: June 24th, 2005 02:39 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
all the best!!
be a good doctor and be of service of to people!
amasashi From: amasashi Date: June 24th, 2005 03:14 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
Long white coats! So prestigious! :-)
From: silmaril Date: June 24th, 2005 01:29 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
Wishing you the best of luck, and opportunities to smile often.
6 whispers echo . o O ( ... ) O o . whisper a word