Despite the fact that I don’t particular have an interest in internal medicine, I do have to say that I am learning a lot already on my placement. Everyone is nice and eager to teach. And there is a lot to learn as well.
I do need to brush up on some of my internal medicine knowledge, as well as on interpreting ECGs. But the registrars and consultants actually take the time to teach in a way where you’re able to connect the patient’s complaints with the investigations that were carried out, and the rationale behind them.
I might actually have something educational to blog about eventually. Don’t get me wrong, I do love surgery, but my breast and endocrine surgery placement was very heavy with administrative duties. Now I feel like I’m doing a lot more clinical tasks, and I feel like for the first time in 8 months, I need to use my brain again.