Saturday, March 31, 2007

Whew!

I got home today, after playing accountant this week, and dived right into making my fourth year schedule. We got the stuff to do this several weeks ago, but every time I looked at it, my stomach churned and I had to stop.

In an ideal world, if I got my first choice for every rotation I picked, then my schedule would look like this:

  • July: Surgery Acting Internship at [county hospital]
  • August: Away Rotation in Urology at school I might like to attend
  • September: Urology at my school
  • October: ICU
  • November: Off to interview and take USMLE Step 2 CK & CS
  • December: Infectious Disease
  • January: Emergency Medicine (Urology Match!!!!)
  • February: Family Practice (required outpatient clinic month)
  • March: "Transition to Residency" required month of b.s.
  • April: Off***
  • May: Body CT/MRI, then I become an MD!!!!

***In April, I *may* take a working trip to China that month with other students from my school. In this case, I would probably take another month off.

This is all a shadow game, anyhow. Most of the electives will be add/dropped at some point, I'm sure, and I'm sure I'll change my mind about wanting to do stuff. Also, this is assuming that I actually GET the rotations I want, which is a huge assumption. Now, I just have to get my urology advisor to sign off on this monstrosity, and I can enter fourth year!

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I spoke to my paternal grandmother yesterday while I was at Dad's. She asked me what I wanted to do, and I said "I'm thinking about urology", and she said "Oh!"... (several seconds of silence). She asked a few questions about third year, and whether I had done urology yet, and when I applied to urology (September), and she said "Oh, well, then, you've still got time to make up your mind then." Gee, thanks, Nana!

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2 comments:

Allison said...

I too will be done in may. What do you think... giant party?

The Peanut Gallery said...

I will be so jealous of you if you go to China. I spent a summer there in college teaching English. It's a fantastic place to go.

I get a similar response about psychiatry from family members. Old people don't know anything.