So, I’ve been doing my surgery core rotation for the past 4.5 weeks (7.5 weeks left!!!). The rotation itself has been pretty great and living in NYC is unreal. I guess the only drama I’ve had in my life has come from continued dealings with SGU. I’m pretty sure the people they have working in their ‘ClinEd’ department have extra chromosomes (their level of incompetence is mind blowing). Anyway, I digress.
I’ve been live-tweeting interesting parts of my day, I feel like the last couple tweets can sum up some of the wonder and absurdity of my days.
I’ve done a lot of things since my last real post. USMLE Step 1 went really well for me contrary to how I felt after taking the exam (I’m still a strong candidate to match in Anesthesiology!!!). My advice to others studying for the test is to just buckle down and get it over with as soon as you can. The longer you drag out the studying, the more painful it gets. Stick to your pre-made study schedule and just make it happen. There is no greater feeling than being done with that test.
After Step 1 I went to South America. It was unlike any place I’ve ever been. My soul fell in love with Argentina (and it’s plentiful vineyards of Malbec) and I’m plotting my return trip every day. I saw one of the seven wonders of the natural world (Iguassu Falls) and one of the seven wonders of the modern world (Christ the Redeemer). Both are absolutely breath-taking and I recommend a trip to South America to anyone who is willing to step out of their comfort zone and travel somewhere that is little more off the beaten path (especially in regard to language barrier).
Here, I stand in front of Iguassu Falls on the Argentina side.
Here, I attempt a picture with Christ the Redeemer.
Anyway, I need to get to work on a presentation on small bowel obstruction; the workload never lessens it only gets bigger. Next post will feature my favourite things about fall in NYC and probably how much I continue to loathe SGU and their clinical placement coordinators.
Until then, xoxo