|just like high school!|
There is one thing that's better about this rotation than my previous one though: we have assigned lockers! I'd never bothered with lockers before this week, but after Monday I realized how nice it is to not have to carry my white coat and stethoscope back and forth each day and to have an alternative to stashing my jacket and lunch under a desk at the nursing station.
I guess the fact that my main source of joy these days is my locker says a thing or two about the internal medicine rotation. It's very much a service rotation where the residents work on the wards and on admitting new patients from the emergency department. Doing both at once makes for pretty busy call shifts.
My 27-hour call shift on Monday felt especially long after all the mellow palliative care home call I did last week. I didn't even get a break to eat the chocolate chip cookies I'd baked in anticipation of my call shift :(
|cookies make call shifts better...that is, if you find time to eat them|
|...but I did find a break at 6 pm to have my dinner :)|
Fortunately there's a McDonald's right beside the auto shop and I spent a nice two hours amongst the seniors chatting over their morning coffees, enjoying a sausage McMuffin and coffee while reading the paper. I even did my first sudoku, which was way more fun than I'd expected.
|the most delicious McMuffin I've ever had|
|a productive morning|
|my favourite lazy meal|