.... oh wow....
I have just completed 5 months of clinical rotations and this week was our exams.....
Family medicine (3 months), General Surgery (1 month), and Orthopedics w/ Orthopedic surgery (1 month).
After 5 months of the most grueling clinical rotations and many MANY 12-15 hour days, I got a WONDERFUL taste of what it really feels like to practice medicine. AND I GET TO KEEP DOING IT!! I LOVE WHAT I DO! It's a shame that there were people in my past that told me that I could never do this, that I needed to give up on my dream and find something else.
.... It's a shame they said that.... and not JUST because I AM ACTUALLY GOOD AT IT!!!
I have just passed ALL of my finals for my first round of clinical rotations, and am OVERWHELMED with how well I did!! Up until my exams I cried to many people, complained about how hard it was, but I lost alot of sleep, kept my nose in my books, and still:
I WOULD NOT GIVE UP!
I LOVE MY JOB!
MERRY CHRISTMAS - because I CAN, AT LAST, GO AND ENJOY IT THIS YEAR!!!! Be thankful!
I will be working on a photomanip Christmas card soon, as I usually do this time of year.