Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Best Day So Far.

Why was today the best day so far in my medical education?

Two reasons.

The first, and minor reason - it was my first day in the doctor's clinic for our family practice class. We go four times this semester to a clinic and shadow the doc, watch procedures, and depending on the preceptor, do some procedures, interview patients, and the like. Today, however, was a bit more watching than doing; I took a lot of BP's and was advised to bring my own watch next time. The watching involved seeing a man's scrotum, a breast exam on an elderly lady, a rectal exam, and the like...oh, the glamour of family practice. From here on in, though, I've been promised the chance to give lots of flu shots - once the vaccine arrives in a couple weeks.

The second, and better reason, I GOT MY STETHOSCOPE TODAY!!! And my otoscope and opthalmascope kit. Wearing my own stethoscope today in clinic around my neck, and starting to feel more like a real doctor, is definitely worth the $800 I shelled out for them. It even came with a CD of heart sounds. And, as much as I'd love to hear more, I've got this CD to listen to!!!

Only kidding. I'm not that nerdy. I'm just doing homework.


3 comments:

Jon said...

dude, i've been watching too much scrubs. As soon as I read that bit about your stethoscope, I pictured you cruising around with J.D. and Turk, hitting golf balls off the roof and hiding from Dr. Cox. Ah, the good ol' days.

Vitum Medicinus said...

Hey, I haven't hit any golf balls off roofs yet.

Hospital roofs, that is.

Yet.

Elizabeth said...

Those things cost $800?! O_o