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One more month of internship to go!

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by Amadeus, May 29, 2002.

  1. Amadeus

    Amadeus Member 10+ Year Member

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    I can't believe it. It felt like running a marathon. It has been a trying, grueling, stressful year. Best of luck to those who are entering their residencies.
     
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  3. Magree

    Magree Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    HEy Amadeus:

    Congratulations on completing a tough year. REading your post made me all the more apprehensive as I'm about to start.... What is your specialty? Will next year be easier for you or still really tough?

    M-
     
  4. Amadeus

    Amadeus Member 10+ Year Member

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    Didn't mean to sound so discouraging. It's really all about having enough stamina to withstand the stress. You can consider it mental conditioning. I don't know if other individuals on this board feel the same but my colleagues sure do. If you pace yourself and realize you'll have little time to read (and many times little desire to), you should do fine. I still have another month to go. I am hoping next year or should I say next month will be more satisfying!
     
  5. Neurogirl

    Neurogirl Resident Extraordinaire 10+ Year Member

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    Amadaeus is right, internship is very stressful, but you'll get through it...besides, the year goes by really quickly. Just know that the learning curve is VERY steep, but well worth the climb! You'll NEVER learn so much without even reading! I'm so much more confident and seasoned than I was this time last year! I finally actually feel like a physician instead of a student. They say that the toughest years of medical education are the first year, internship and first year of practice. I'd say that's right on the money. :D
     
  6. NuMD97

    NuMD97 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I think it really doesn't matter the specialty, that first year is a real killer, easily the worst year of your life. I remember how confident I was telling someone who'd already "been there done that", that I would just get up a tad earlier to at least read a little. Hooboy! What fiction that was! But I must say, that Audio Digest tapes for the car did give me a few pearls. It was about a half hour of driving time well spent. The rest, forgetaboutit!

    Just hang on for the ride and survive it. Others have, you will too.

    Good luck to all the newbies gearing up to begin.

    Nu
     
  7. Billie

    Billie An Oldie but a Goodie... 10+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by NuMD97:
    <strong>Good luck to all the newbies gearing up to begin.

    Nu</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Thanks!! We need it!! :D

    Billie, D.O., PGY-1 (or will be July 1)
     
  8. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

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    Since all the of incoming interns are signing themselves PGY-1s, can we "move up" to PGY-2s? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    I can't believe how fast this year has gone by - it seems SLOW while you're in the thick of it but the learning curve, as Neurogirl says, is steep. I hardly read at all this year, and while I feel guilty about it and my ABSITE score will certainly reflect this, I'm in the same boat as most other interns. There generally just isn't enough time or motivation or energy.

    Best of luck to the incoming crew and those continuing on.
     
  9. Billie

    Billie An Oldie but a Goodie... 10+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Kimberli Cox:
    <strong>Since all the of incoming interns are signing themselves PGY-1s, can we "move up" to PGY-2s? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Yes definitely! Even before graduation, I was getting my professional organization dues statements, and they were already reflecting a post-graduate increase...in other words MORE PRICEY! Not to mention getting mail addressed to Billie Hall, MD (i'm a DO) :D
     
  10. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Billie:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Kimberli Cox:
    <strong>Since all the of incoming interns are signing themselves PGY-1s, can we "move up" to PGY-2s? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Yes definitely! Even before graduation, I was getting my professional organization dues statements, and they were already reflecting a post-graduate increase...in other words MORE PRICEY! Not to mention getting mail addressed to Billie Hall, MD (i'm a DO) :D </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Well, alrighty then! :D
     

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