Sunday, August 14, 2011


My two week refresher course is over and my graded clinical experiences begin tomorrow.   My rotation is out in the middle of nowhere where I will have to stay in the dorms, leaving my wife and son back at home.

My first rotation back is a 6-week OB/GYN rotation, which basically means there are going to be lots of vaginas.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Back in clinics

Having finished up my PhD, I am now back in clinics to learn how to be a doctor. I have been in my refresher course for one week and have one week left to go before actual graded course work begins. The clinic schedule is somewhat different from working in a lab with really early mornings and eighty hour work weeks, not to mention a loss of autonomy and the ability to structure my own day. But I am in a very different place personally than I was last time I was in the clinics and overall I think it is a better place to be. Things are also coming back to me faster than I expected them to. I was working in the lab for a long time.