Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Subspecialty musings

While sitting in conference today, I leaned over to one of my fellow interns and mentioned how pleased I was to have had both days off this weekend. He leaned back and whispered "two day weekends are proof of the existence of God."

It takes so little to cheer us now.

That said, my current rotation, infectious disease, is fantastic. Interesting subject matter, a sane patient load, and I'm only in the hospital 12 hours a day, 5 days a week. I could get used to this. Adding to the enjoyment is my attending, with whom I share a rather offbeat sense of humor. While discussing the impossibility of getting a particular lab drawn he quipped "but you might as well follow that order up by writing 'end world hunger' as your second line. The nurses are about as likely to do either." Later he said "that's like writing a progress note with cut out words from a newspaper. You can dream about it, but you probably shouldn't." Oh yes. I am entertained.


Anonymous said...

Pre-med student here, reader for a couple of months, de-lurking.

I want to go into ID. I need to get into med school first, but ID is definitely at the top of my list right now.

I have found that ID docs in general (and I know a lot of them now) are completely awesome. Glad yours is too.

Alice said...

Your attending sounds amazing. As likely to end world hunger as to draw ordered labs. LOL

Ryann said...

Is infectious disease gaining on cardiology?