Saturday, March 26, 2011

Things I Have Learned During Internship #3

Three things this time:

1) It seems that you get good and comfortable in a rotation, and then is time to move on and I don't want to move on from this one because I really like it. Also, the next rotation scares me.

2) I am tired. A lot. Sometimes it seems like it is out of proportion to the hours I'm working, which aren't bad, but I know this tiredness isn't excessive. This happened last time I started to work full-time after uni. It passes. Slowly.

3) Being looked down on as "just an intern" by patients is now amusing rather than affronting. I know I'm just the intern and I'm happy to have somebody else look after you if you don't think I'm good enough. It makes my "to-do" list a few items shorter. ;)

And one extra thing that I already knew:

I don't get a lot of time for blog posting, and there are so many things that I can't and won't ever write about, so the writing here is more sporadic.


Milk and Two Sugars said...

I don't think I had any of that insight until very late in internship. Glad you have the perspective of having all ready worked full time to draw on (though obviously you're now working more than full time).

Good luck with the next, scary rotation. Hopefully all your ED experience will mean that you've a broad base to draw upon, which will not be the case for those who started on a subspecialty rotation.

I look forward to your next post, whenever it happens :)

The Girl said...

I still have my ED rotation later in the year. ;)

Milk and Two Sugars said...

No! Seriously? How bad am I? I've looked back and you haven't once said "ED"... I must have been reading too much between the lines. Sorry.