For the last rotation ever of third year, I’m in the world of women and babies! For every OB/GYN rotation, my school sends a few students to its satellite campus in Northern Virginia and even provides housing nearby. It’s been super exciting to be able to spend time outside of Richmond, be closer to home, and see how another hospital works.
At the same time, I have had to deal with the growing pains of being a newbie all over again. There were the days of orientation and the mountain of paperwork that had to be filled out. There were the woes of ID badges not working and the troubles of being lost in the seemingly identical hallways of the hospital.
Nevertheless, I have enjoyed my time here so far. Being trained on EPIC has given me the ability to be more well-versed on a new EMR, which can only help me in the long run. I have had some great formal and informal teaching from attendings and residents. I even got to throw some stitches! I hope to learn more and do more as the weeks progress.