Tuesday, June 05, 2007


I haven't yet received my official schedule, but my residency program has a online application to check call schedules for the month in advance, and so I've discovered at least the beginning of my year. It looks like I start on inpatient cardiology, which is, as regular readers of my blog know, both my intended specialty and one of the hardest rotations of the intern year. Despite the fact that I want to end up in that specialty, I'm quite nervous about starting there. It's a bit like the first day of school. Except I don't remember Math Expressions being as thick as Harrison's. And Mrs. Simmons was pretty uniformly encouraging.

Looks like I follow cards up with the MICU, so I'm starting with a bang here. A huge part of me doesn't want to embarrass myself and wants to start off with a great impression, but the realistic part of me quietly insists "this is the first month of your intern year. You're going to look like a royal idiot no matter what you do." A major consolation is that my schedule appears to be a bit front loaded, judging from those two months, so maybe the later rotations will ease off. And it also looks like call on cards has gone from q3 to q4, so I might get a little sleep. Orientation starts next week, so I'll find out for sure soon.


Anonymous said...

wow-- after a start like that, it can only go up, eh? We kow you won't have too much time to post, but do let us know when you can how things are going. We'll be praying for you.

currently, I'M feeling like an idiot as i've started a hospice position. Not a fun feeling. Lots of stress.


medstudentitis said...

I guess the good thing is that having cardio first means that the expectations are a bit lower than if you'd had it after you have a few rotations under your belt.

I'm sure you'll do fine :) q4, what luxury!