I’m currently writing this post while sprawled on my bed in a haze. My first day of residency is over, and while it wasn’t bad, introducing myself as “Dr. Kumar” to patients just sounds… weird. Couple that with not having to have my notes/orders “cosigned” by anyone… carrying several pagers… and fielding consults… wow. I’m definitely not a med student anymore. 😀
Here’s a picture of me right before beginning my first shift as a resident. I was doing what any other nerdy guy would do to quiet the “gastric butterflies” of patient care – play Team Fortress 2 as a medic. 😀
In all sincerity, I’m thrilled to have such an awesome team; they’ve been so helpful as I get reacclimated with the not-so-modern EMR by writing notes and placing orders. As always and above all else, we’re privileged to have such wonderful patients to learn from.
As a side note, my first day off is two weeks from now. No more major holidays (July 4th) or weekends off.
I miss recess and nap time. 🙂