Saturday, July 5, 2008

Big Bad Fellow

That's how two of my friends have, individually, referred to me in recent days. One is a fellow herself. The other soon will be. It's a different sort of feeling, mostly because you realize that people see you as a "specialist" and you have no idea what you're doing.

Thank goodness for Attendings.

So, I had two days of orientation, harmless enough. Oh, except that I got lost traveling up to a hospital affectionately known as The View. I took another expressway up there, and it threw me off. So, here I am, a big bad fellow, about to cry because I've just passed my exit, I'm about to be late to orientation, and I have no idea when the next turn around is going to come. Rest easy, it all turned out OK.

Then, I had a day of on-the-job training. The old fellow, and residency classmate of mine, helped me learn the ropes. He's rounding this week, then I officially take the reigns on Monday. He'll be there Monday to make sure I don't make a complete debacle out of things, and then the job is mine.

Let the games begin.


Julia said...

Good luck with everything! I'm sure you will do well as you always do!!

Lil Kate said...

Wow. Sounds a tad intimidating! I'm sure you'll master it in no time. Good luck and have fun! I hope you have great people to work with!