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Rotation roundup: Cardiology

Could it be?  Am I caught up on my roundups?

Three cheers for productivity!

It’s true, in the midst of the CaRMS interview madness, I have actually managed to finish my roundups, the second draft of my script, and most of my LEGO project.  It’s been an awesome couple of days.

But I digress.  The internal medicine of 4th year consists of a few weeks of selective time – i.e. choose what you’d like to do (in theory, anyway).  I ended up on the cardiology service for a wonky couple of weeks, thanks to the post-Christmas scheduling.  Which means I didn’t get to see dermatology, GI, endocrine, infectious diseases, etc., etc.  But it was a great few weeks nonetheless!  I spent a few days on CCU (coronary cardiac unit), a week on the wards, and a week on consult service.  Each brought a slightly different flavour of cardiology, from the interventionalist to the internist to the consultant.

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Rotation roundup: Internal medicine

Been a while – internal med can be a long, 8-week slog sometimes.  And summing it all up may be even more difficult.

This post has a bit of pathos infused in it.  After all, my classmates and I have been working year-round to be able to add that “4” to our signatures (already made that mistake 5 or 6 times today…).  I’ve only had a week off since Christmas and I’m really feeling the fatigue at this point.  Hell, it was a mental battle just to prep myself for writing this.  (Also I’m procrastinating – don’t really feel like memorizing toxin antidotes at the moment.)

But what kind of pseudo-blogger would I be without a little suffering?  A little (or a lot) of angst?  I’m even writing from an uncomfortable old wooden chair, sweating in the BC interior’s heat wave.

Irrelevant, I know.  The blog must go on.

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