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Week 4: Something new and weekend

July 1st, 2013 etcare14

This past Friday was a busy one for me, as I spent the morning and early afternoon in the maternal and fetal medicine department of the hospital. I set this up last minute, and it was an interesting change of pace. The department handles many of the complex pregnancy cases in the hospital, and I enjoyed being able to apply some lessons from the classroom on human development and genetics. I looked at a lot of ultrasounds, and was happy to have picked up how to read them pretty quickly.

In the afternoon, I met my doctor in the hospital before I went on rounds with him as he followed up with a few of the patients he had seen earlier in the week. I have learned a lot from him in this type of setting. Over the course of the last few weeks I have learned that although the surgery itself is important, the overall success is equally, if not more, reliant on post operative recovery and compliance. This is particularly true in the complex hernia cases I have been seeing. After we walked back to his office and had an interesting chat about golf, we discussed the progress of our research. I entered just about all of the data, but still have another day of entry once I get access to another database. Hopefully I can get that done this week. We’ve made decent progress so far, which I am hoping to continue.

Friday night a bunch of my fellow interns and I went out to dinner in West Hartford. It was nice to all hang out outside of work, although we all know each other pretty well by now. My parents came up on Saturday we spent the day out on a family friend’s boat. We had gorgeous weather as we rode on the Long Island Sound up and back to Rhode Island. Today we went to lunch in West Hartford and strolled through a Lamborghini and Ferrari car show, which was pretty impressive. Overall it was a fun weekend. I’m looking forward to a shortened work week and one of my favorite holidays, July 4th.

Talk to you soon

ETC

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