Thursday, June 15, 2006

Scary?

337 days from now, I'll be able to write prescriptions. And I'll likely be right back in the clueless, more-danger-than-help stage I was at the beginning of this year.

4 comments:

Zwerver said...

Not scary to me. I know you'll be fine by then. And if you mess up occasionally, well, it happens. It has happened and it will happen again. And that's life, and that's medicine, and that's learning.

I'm not scared for you OR your patients.

Nathan said...

Thank you for the vote of confidence. The key, I think, is to know your limits.

thebeloved said...

Well, you aren't my doctor so I have nothing to worry about...:)*tease* Just kidding, congrats on seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, you will do great.

Sid Schwab said...

"know your limits." Exactly. The greatest danger is not a doctor who doesn't know everything, but one that doesn't know what he/she doesn't know. Med school is just the beginning: where you (theoretically) really learn your comfort zone is in residency. Never think you're there, because you never will be. But it's ok, as long as you have those little internal alarm bells. They'll keep you and your patients safe. I'd say you got the picture earlier than most, judging by your comment above.