According to Tim: 01/01/2008 - 02/01/2008

Saturday, January 12, 2008

2 Weeks of Surgery are Over!!

My first two weeks of surgery rotation are now over and I'm loving every minute of it. The day starts at 4 or 4:40 AM for prerounding. We then round with the residents at 6 for about an hour. We grap a quick breakfast, and then it's off to the OR for the rest of the day. After doing surgeries we have to write post op notes, and we round again with the residents at 6 or 7 PM. Some days we have to meet with the program director (this is normally anytime after 5PM). Then we go home, have a quick dinner and fall asleep. The hours are long, the surgeries can be bloody, but this has to be my favorite rotation so far.

Here are some of the things I have seen so far:

1. The removal of some gallbladders
2. The repair of an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm that had complications (The surgery last 8 hours with blood squirting up to hitting the over-head lights)
3. The removal of a massive cystic lesion from a guy's hip (they let me make the first incision)
4. The removal of a cyst from someone's leg.

I think I found a career I want to go into.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

I'm Still Here!!

I know it's been some time since I've blogged. But I have been busy. After passing Step 1 I was sent to New Jersey for 18 weeks to do Internal Medicine and Psychology. Between these 2 rotations I went to Europe for 2 weeks for vacation. After Psych I was sent to Miami, Florida (better known as Northern Cuba) to do family medicine. After that I was actually in Maryland for 3 months to do infectious disease and cardiology. Currently the travelling continues. Right now, I'm in Cape Cod for 12 weeks to do Surgery. From what I hear the days will be long and busy. But I am excited. If things go according to plan, I should be done with everything by December of this year. If my schedule ever calms down, maybe I'll blog a little more.