Mumpu

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Ward at a county hospital, worked 279 hours.
 

gutonc

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Oh man, don't I wish it was over. University hospital MICU, Q3 (but w/ night float so only a few 30h shifts) but the first block for us is 5+ weeks long. I started on June 26 and I'm not done until 8/2. Good times.

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Mumpu

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Just started ICU at county. I'm having a great time after the wards, actually using my diagnostic skills and taking care of sick people rather than doing dispo on rocks. Plus ICU gets me out of my %&^$ continuity clinic for a month (dear ACGME, do I really need to sit on a chair for four hours a week and use my MD to diagnose musculoskeletal pain on the one patient out of five who actually shows up to make me a better doctor?).
 
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Pretty amazing, right? 80 hours...averaged over the month...roughly...

Week 1: 86 hours
Week 2: 68 hours
Week 3: 102 hours
Week 4: 52 hours

Total: 304 hours

CCU q3 overnight is rough, yo.

But I still like it and that post call day off is like sweet sweet nectar. On to the wards next--at a hospital where I hear they manage pressors on the floor.

Uy.

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Ahh, the end is so close...just one 30 hour call left tomorrow. Love the MICU, but I'm totally exhausted from the past month. What a shock to the system after fourth year:

Week 1: 90
Week 2: 90
Week 3: 68
Week 4: 81
Avg: 82.25...so close!

Total: 329 on Q4...plus 41 hours this week up through Wednesday morning when I move to the floors. I pretty much only know how to manage sepsis, ARDS, and GIB at this point, so this should be interesting!
 
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