The next eight weeks are going to be really different than my summer of Family Medicine!
I will be on my internal medicine rotation, and will have four weeks on a general medicine team at the SLU hospital and then four weeks at another affiliated hospital. I’ll work six days a week with one weekend day off. The hours should be around 7am-4pm most days, but till 9pm when I’m on evening call once or twice a week. It’s hard to plan anything right now because I won’t really know my schedule until I get started and meet my team, but I’m doing my best to get organized. I know I’ll be busy, at least!
Internal medicine isn’t what I think I want to do, but I’m excited for the core knowledge I’ll gain. There are so many UWorld questions!! I will try to do a block every night to keep up and have time to review before my shelf at the end. I’ve heard that UWorld is all that many people use to study, but there are a few books recommended that I may order also. Any tips?
The next eight weeks are also the last in my twenties! I turn 30 the day after my internal medicine shelf exam, which is great timing because I’ll have the weekend off! It’s starting to sink in a little now. Not that 30 really means anything or changes anything, but it’s a big birthday and one that has me thinking. I am so happy with where I am right now, even if it’s a little unconventional – over halfway finished with medical school, have the most amazing friends, get to see my family often, am dating a great guy, and have lots of passion projects like this blog, teaching yoga, and becoming more active with Beautycounter. One thing I want to do is really feel my best when I turn 30, so I’m going to make an effort to eat well, get enough sleep, keep up with daily devotionals and meditations, and get in some great workouts over the next eight weeks. I’m trying out a homemade habit tracker for the first time.
Having the last week off gave me time to relax and reset. I’m feeling really motivated to kick butt and dig into the grind that’s about to start. I know most of my schedule will be taken up at the hospital, and I do have a few fun things planned – a few wedding trips and of course watching college football when I can, but I want to prioritize well and not waste time. I’m excited to get started, and even more excited for some well-deserve celebrations in a few short months!
- What do your next eight weeks look like? Any big trips, celebrations, plans?