Love Is in the Air

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On Saturday, Ryan and I had the honor of attending the wedding of Yesenia, the assistant registrar here at NUHS. We became close to her when I got a job in the Registrar's office when I first started the program. They have all been so supportive of me in the program with words of advice, encouragement and love. It is an awesome feeling to have built those relationships at school. Yesenia, Keith, the Registrar, and Erika, the academic records specialist in the Registrar's office also came to our wedding last year.

Challenging Clinic Week

Clinic this week was very challenging for different reasons. I started the week feeling motivated but started to feel very exhausted towards the end. There wasn't really anything that was different to trigger my exhaustion, but boy was I ready for the weekend to start! 

I learned patience this week interacting with fellow interns, patients, clinicians, and people in general! I think there were certain events that triggered me to tap into my small supply of patience.  I learned A LOT, though. This is how the REAL world will be. I got a small glimpse into how to discharge a patient, take over a patient from an unsatisfied experience with a previous intern, work with different opinions and thoughts, refer a patient to their primary care physician to rule out multiple myeloma, and then come home to my husband after a long day of all of the above. 

In school, we are presented with hypothetical situation after hypothetical situation and until you actually face the "real" thing, it's hard to predict how to handle it. Well, this week, I got a little bit of everything. And after all that, I am very grateful (and tired). The highlights of my week were also the lowlights but coming home to my very supportive and loving (and VERY patient) husband was all I needed to reboot to get ready for the next day.

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Clinic Tip

My clinic tip of the week is quite simple: BREATHE. So far, I have had weeks with no patients to a day packed with patients. It has varied and my patience has been tested. Every time I felt like I needed a break, I took one. Walking outside to breathe and reflect for a couple minutes saved my sanity, so do not be afraid to do it.  

This week, I get the chance to do a two-week morning rotation at one of the Salvation Army clinics. The clinic is set up to provide free care for people who are trying to get their life back on track after a life of drugs, alcohol, and bad life decisions. We give the required physical exams they need in order to keep the jobs that are trying to keep them off of the streets. We also give them treatment and try to positively affect their lives as much as possible. 

I am looking forward to being pushed and tested now in a very different way. Everyone tells you Tri 9 through 10 is when you can take a break, but not for me. This is a learning experience and I'm soaking it all up while I can! 

Have a great week everyone!!

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