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Scalpel-less

Posted in Clerkship, Pharmacy by Alvin on March 6, 2010

Being in the surgical wards wasn’t as intimidating as I thought it would be. Except for the fact that some of the nurses finds us an eyesore to their workflow but nonetheless, clerkship is way more interesting than mundane slide reading lectures.

After a quick briefing on day 1, we randomly assigned patients to ourselves by the ward occupancy white board. Then the whole routine of reading, interpreting, head-scratching, scribbles  mimicking, notes flipping and forms filling starts. We had chance to follow rounds but it was none other than perking up our ears only to catch minute details of each patient’s condition.

Being in the ward gave an insight on how clinical based job would be in the future. Those in the lower ranks of the authority hierarchy are probably the most pitiful ones. They probably start some of their days at work with multiple tongue lashing and probably getting  dominoes of it.

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Intriguing, yes but the whole ritual of waking up at 6 in the morning and stretched out all the way to midnight, reading up materials for case presentation is physically demanding. 4 more rotations to go, psychiatry coming up next!

If only this does not end with a killer paper for the finals.

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  1. dot said, on April 15, 2010 at 6:54 am

    the snail so cute!


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