As we return from our “break” between trimesters, I cannot believe we’ve made it this far into 2020. Time has certainly flown by! Over the last couple of weeks, I have been pretty busy with clinic work and some other various projects. Between trimesters, the Tri 9 (soon to be 10) interns do not get an extended break and have to continue to report to clinic on a daily basis.
Thankfully, I had saved up almost all of my days off during the trimester and I was able to squeeze in a few days off for an extended Labor Day holiday weekend. My girlfriend and I spent those five days mostly relaxing and organizing things at home but did take some time to head down to Sarasota for the day.
We woke up early and checked out the Downtown St. Pete Saturday morning market, another market in Downtown Sarasota, as well as grab some snacks throughout our day. We spent most of the remaining parts of our “mini-break” in the kitchen, where our most recent experiment, Gordon Ramsey’s beef wellington, was a huge success! While it wasn’t the extended break that I have been used to between trimesters, it was nice to relax and not worry about clinic very much for a few days.
When not hanging out on days off, the last few weeks have been busy! Our clinic patient loads have increased and I spend most of my days running from room-to-room with my own patients, or even assisting the other interns with acupuncture care for their cases or simply helping to chart. We just had our official first day of the trimester, so that means new interns, so we’ve also been very active making sure they are prepared to see their own patients in the next few weeks. It was a very bittersweet feeling being able to take the “last first day of school” picture this week seeing as it has been a crazy 20-year journey of education to get to this point. I just can’t wait to be done and out there practicing in the real world!
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