Rule number 1 of all schooling: The end of the year is rough! I’m pretty sure that everyone has experienced the dragging of the end of the school year. No, it’s not really related to the clerkship, it’s just the way the end feels. And then you finish. Endorphins are released and you wonder, “Why haven’t I been feeling this good since the beginning?”
Match this with being a Family Doc with surgery rotation at the end. That’s right folks, I made the mistake of placing what has been rumored to be the most difficult of the clerkships at the end. I’m left to sing about surviving as I count down to the end of the year. The rotation itself hasn’t been anything of what I thought it would be. The residents and attendings are great to me and the patients. The services that I have worked on are also very interesting. The patients are great. My favorite part has been meeting the patients through the clinic. I’ve learned a ton about when to refer and what workup to do beforehand.
So what makes the end of the year rough you ask? 3 more weeks until 4th year. Until freedom. Until electives. Until I begin the residency trail. Until the final countdown. I have 3 more weeks until I’m able to say less than 11 months until my childhood dreams come true.