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Rotation roundup: rural family medicine

I must confess I didn’t really like writing this post.  Reminds me of how much I’ve enjoyed this past month in Bow Island and how very sorry I’ll be to journey into the unknown realm of obs/gyne on Monday.  Bow Island is familiar now; I know most of the people who work in the clinic and hospital, I know I get along with the docs and the staff, I know most of the repeat patients… and now I’ve got to ditch all that in favour of 26-hour shifts and catching babies.

That sounded rather grim.  Let me rephrase.

Bow Island was awesome.  I’m about to tell you why.  Then tomorrow I get to try something totally different and (possibly) equally awesome.

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Firsts

Looking at the title I’ve just written, it looks an awful lot like a typo.  Or just bad grammar.

But syntax aside, I have had a few firsts this week.  Wanted to share.  Because it’s a blog and I just like sharing my innermost thoughts and feelings for the entire universe to observe and criticize.  I’m a med student and a writer.  The need for encouragement, praise, and approval is near-pathological, honestly.

Anyway – my three firsts.

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Rotation Roundup: Rural family medicine elective

Awww, so cute, a rural-themed pop bottle!

So I’ve made a decision. (Shocking for an indecisive person, I realize.) From here on through 4th year, I’m going to write up each of the rotations as I finish them.  Well, that’s the plan, anyway.  I have been known to let my laziness get the better of me.  [Points to unfinished neurology notes]  A nod to Mind on Medicine, where I got the idea.Please note, these are slightly selfish posts.  As in, for my benefit and never mind my handful of readers.  Because in a large number of months, I have to decide what I’d like to do for the rest of my life, and a quick overview of the clinical years might come in handy.  Hell, maybe it’ll even be useful to my med school contemporaries.

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