Today's the END of my 12-week MEDICINE rotation :(
2 weeks of Acute Med, Elderly Care, Respiratory, and Endocrine
1 week of Gastro, Stroke, Cardiology, and Dermatology/Rheumatology.
Best one I had was Acute Med in CDU. It was before Christmas holidays and I was in the hospital wards day and night, it was so fun! dont know what's fun but.. yeah... it was 2 crazy weeks. I think its because of one of the consultants there who was really nice and good-looking ( like some Bollywood superstar! ) was keen in teaching us during the ward rounds. And also the other doctors, really really lovely people! Gosh, i was that enthusiastic. It does make a difference in my life, makes me really wanna be an a&e specialist, surgery or medicine ! :P
The rest of the rotations were quite dull, going to the wards and clerking a specific history to be signed of in my portfolio. blablabla.... balblabla...
Ended my rotation with a 3-hour clinic in Rheumatology CLinic today! Which was AMAZING. Ze best clinic I ever had. Intense and so much to see! Saw patients with long standing Rheumatoid Athritis, patients with Sjogren's, patients with OsteoAthritis with the Herberden and Bouchard's nodes, also seronegative inflammatory athritis, psoriatic athritis, and enteropathic ones. gosh ....and the Reg was superrr efficient and knowledgable. hmm!
Dermatology was quite fun as well, but quite dull after a while, just get to see rashes all day long, but its easy peasy. The consultant I was with was a gadjet freak although he's like in his 50s.. He had his Ipod playing classical music on his portable speaker, softly while his clinic was running, his room was light up with lamps, yellow light, soothing room. He had his iphone for us to meddle with to find information about skin diseases, also his tablet laptop. okok enough. Oh, and precious fountain pens, in which he can spend 65 pounds each! how rich a dermatologist is! :D
Ok.. urmmm.... Cardiolody was quite fun, Got to know more about ECGs :) Stroke week was one of my favourites too...love Neuro. :)
Ok lah, I found the rest of the weeks quite boring :P
Conclusion, i Don't like Geriatrics Medicine :(
4 weeks of madness!!
just hope i wont get HEADACHESSSSS....
like what i had last year when i did psychiatry.
Dont know what SSM to choose to do in JULY.. either a case-report of a emergency neurology and have to go into the hospital to get teaching..
or just stay home and read about tropical med and do literature review on it..
donnnntttt knowwww!!!! I would like to have some teaching clinically... just cause one month of not learning anything is just boring.. but one month of slacking also quite fun.. damnit.. whatttt....
cant wait to go home :( 29th july i hope... but need to finish finals first... pass pass pass pas passssss!!!
Crazy and non-existent attention span?