Saturday, June 11, 2005

The Lowly Clerk's First Two Months

I had finished three rotations since my last post: Radiology, Rehabilitation Medicine and Family Medicine. Among the three, I enjoyed my stay with the Family Medicine Department the most. The interns, residents and consultants were SO nice and accomodating. The training was mostly hands on. The first time I performed an internal examination, I felt so grossed out. Dr. Bautista's right. We girls don't know how we look down there. It's not a pretty sight, I'm telling you, especially if the woman's nearly clueless about feminine hygiene. Anyway, I'm nearly done with my rotation in Psychiatry. So far, things are going quite well. Oh. My patient refused to talk to me when she learned that I was born in 1979. She's so preoccupied with her daily horoscope that she patterns her life according to it. Her history says she's obsessed with vampires and amulets as well. Interesting. I hope I can find a way to get through the wall she has created for herself. Her preoccupations have caused her to push some people away. Sadly, the reason for the emergence of these symptoms is her husband's infidelity. :-( Through this blog, I hope you'll get a better grasp of the life of a lowly medical clerk. Hehe. Nah. I hope you'll learn more about the art and science of Medicine straight from the little rascal's mouth.

4 comments:

Carlo said...

i wanna be a doctor too...mukhang astig yang pinaggagawa nyo ah!

pauline said...

how do you like pedia so far? =) honestly, i'm still scared. the OPD experience has been good to me so far. sa magtuloy-tuloy na. but i'm sure that's just wishful thinking. hehe.

littlerascal said...

carlo, masaya ang medicine. hope you'll be an MD someday. :-) i'm years away from that much coveted license but the path towards it is so much fun.

littlerascal said...

pau, after their atienza experience, um, hehe...so far, pedia's quite okay. i prefer geria over pedia but i can tolerate the latter.