I lied. I told you in this post that the next installment at MSH would be about alternative career paths. Well, it’s not.
As most of you already know, I hate surgery. Now, vascular surgery is the evil mother from which the rest of surgery is born. She’ll rise up and bitch-slap you right across the mouth just for looking the wrong way.
My first surgery experience was actually in vascular surgery. I showed up at 6:00 am to the offices where the residents hung out for the 5 minutes each day that they had free. They had already been there for some time, as evidenced by backpacks and extra shoes strewn about the room. Just like all other first days on new rotations, I was clueless as to what to do or where to go.
I made my way to where I thought the vascular surgery patients stayed in the hospital, and after asking several nurses I finally found the residents working.
It has been two months since I last wrote a post, and that’s pretty shitty by anybody’s standards I think. I apologize for not keeping this place updated as much as I should.
I’ve been really, really busy with work lately and I’ve got a post or two here that has been in ‘draft’ status for quite awhile. Here’s a little bit about what’s going on:
I’ve been getting quite a few emails about finding jobs and career paths outside of medicine. I have a post approximately halfway finished with information about this. This will be the next official post.
I’ll post more comical relief related to the match (I hope) as Match Day approaches. People that match into surgery will always boggle my mind.
There are a couple of (possible) surprises that I have planned for this blog. If I decide to go through with either one, I’ll post the announcements here.
Look for the posts soon. Also, if you’ve emailed me questions I haven’t forgotten about you. I’ll get a response out to you ASAP.