It was such a great course! We had lectures by radiation oncologists, radiologists, surgeons, and anatomists, and lots of hands-on contouring and cadaveric anatomy sessions (never would've thought after 4th-year med school that I'd see a cadaver again).
|contouring = circling normal structures and tumour on CT or MRI|
Hanging out with new and old resident and medical physicist friends all week, I felt so grateful to be part of this specialty. It's nice to be around people who get your jam, and it's reassuring to realize that you're not the only one who can't for the life of them contour the brachial plexus.
Plus the leadership centre that the course was held at was amazing -- we each had a hotel room just down the hall from the lecture theatre and were fed incredible breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and alllll the snacks in between. Since being home it's been a tough adjustment to not having a choice of six desserts after every meal. Even more difficult has been returning to plain old, not sparkling, not fruit-infused, water. The struggle is real.
|one of the lunches...that in the background is poutine -- they had a poutine bar!|
|one of the dinners|
|one of the snack bars -- s'mores and sour keys!|
|the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre|