Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Not a Lot About Very Little

Not a great deal to blog about at the moment. The last week has been taken up mostly with packing. The big move is this weekend so fingers crossed everything goes well, our stuff is going into storage for 2 weeks before we move in to our new flat.

It is now less than 2 weeks until I start work, I daren't think about it too much. Shadowing begins in a week, I'm hoping there is some kind of secret initiation during this period that turns you into a fairly competent doctor as I'm struggling to remember even the basics, never mind all the complicated rubbish I learnt for finals. I guess that gives me 1 more week of freedom, 1 more week before I finally become a grown-up? Best of luck to all the other bloggers out there starting work in 2 weeks, any plans for your last weeks of freedom, or any tips for our first week?

Will hopefully keep you posted on events over the next few days.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Believe in yourself!

Dragonfly said...

Enjoy the rest of your "holiday"...and good luck with the move.

Elaine said...

Just remember, the day you start out as a "proper" doctor is the day you start to learn medicine. All life is like that.

All the best.

madsadgirl said...

I'm sure it will all come back to you in no time at all. I wish you good luck as you become a grown-up.

Jo said...

Good luck! :-) You will find that you know so much more than you think you do...

anna gregory said...

Can't wait to see how things go on your first days!

Calavera said...

Enjoy your holiday in these last few precious days, and keep us all updated!

HM said...

Good luck with it all, I'd be seriously nervous by now if it were me, not that it helps.

Give 'em hell LM.

ditzydoctor said...

GOOD LUCK!!! :D

PhD scientist said...

In the traditional spirit of theatre - that-s stage, not "operating" - the phrase of choice is "break a leg". Though not literally.

Mrs PhD tells me that the best advice is "try to do the basics properly, be honest with the punters, and don't cop an attitude with the nurses (and other non-doctor) staff"

She says one of the more classic red-flags for new HOs / FY1s is to conceal their nervousness by being off with those in the system they perceive as "lower caste" than them . Be absolutely sure that if you do this, they will find a way to pay you back. As the Americans say "What goes around, comces around".

Another classic thing that gets up noses is newbies combining the above with being obsequious to the FY2/SHO/reg/consultant (in increasing order of sucking-up). Again, the watchword is to be honest with people about what you and don't know, and not try to fake being smarter or more knowledgable in an attempt to score goodie points.

Xavier Emmanuelle said...

How was your first day? You lot all start on Aug 6, don't you? (In Canada and the US they start at the beginning of July)

Calavera said...

....are you still alive, or did you collapse from exhaustion after your first on-call?