- Unpacking all my stuff - all done!
- Buying things I didn't have - furniture, toaster oven, knives, etc.
- Filling out and turning in hospital forms - done, with the exception of one place losing my stuff
- Doing online training modules for multiple hospitals - there went 10 hours
- Setting up interwebs - won't really have it for another week, but I managed to avoid Comcast, so I consider this a win
- Fundamentals of Surgery modules - through the American College of Surgeons, part of the academic side of my training is online modules with patient simulation
- Tried changing my residence... but apparently a signed lease isn't enough to prove residence here (more than slightly annoyed)
Still left to do in the next couple weeks (more full weeks ahead):
- Furniture is getting delivered today - hallelujah, no more sleeping on an air mattress
- BLS recertification - mostly done online already, but I have to go in and prove to a real person I know what I'm doing
- Appointment at one of the hospitals on Tuesday to finish the stuff I was supposed to do yesterday (but couldn't cause they lost my paperwork)
- Advanced Trauma Life Support (Wednesday and Thursday)
- Internet set up - a week from Monday
- Orientation - a week from Monday and Tuesday
- Parties - yes, that's right, lots of parties. A few of us interns got together at my place on Thursday (it was supposed to be a BBQ, but a torrential downpour precluding that actually happening). Next Friday there's a party at the Chairman's place and a week from Sunday, on of the second years is throwing a party for the incoming interns.... Oh and I already missed 1 party, cause I was moving in.
Needless to say, moving is no joke and super exhausting. I feel like I've been moving non-stop for the last week... but I've enjoyed it (except for yesterday, which was beyond frustrating).
Oh, and I finally got my schedule for the year and I'm excited:
- July - Plastics/ Burns (intern only rotation, luckily there's two of us)
- August - Pediatric Surgery (yay! so excited!)
- September - Endoscopy (intern only rotation)
- October - General Surgery (private hospital)
- November - B Team ICU (only person in the ICU the whole time, I think)
- December - Vascular Surgery
- January - Transplant Surgery
- February - Cardiovascular Surgery
- March - B Team ICU (again, only person in the ICU the whole time)
- April - A Team floor (so, general surgery)
- May - VA ICU
- June - VA floor
It's ICU heavy; apparently that's what they do for the residents coming from outside programs. But I'm happy with it. I like ICU and it will really help me get ready for the coming years.
Well, I think that's about it for now.
Hope the weekend is treating you all well, I'm about to go enjoy the 90 degree weather on my patio.