As CA-1s, we each get a dedicated “reading week” assigned randomly throughout the calendar year, and mine happens to end today. While I was required to attend all conferences and lectures, this was the first extended break I had as a PGY-2.
I’ll be honest – some of the time was used for recreation. Okay, a lot of time. But I did manage to review quite a bit of this year’s lecture material and purchase Pocket Anesthesia (a book I should have bought months ago!) 😀
Hopefully I’ll get some actual “vacation time” in December as we’re allotted three weeks as CA-1s, and I really don’t want it to go to waste. Speaking of vacation… many anesthesia residents and medical students around the country are currently in New Orleans for the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Annual Meeting. Hope they’re having fun learning about the latest research, gadgets, and networking opportunities! Hopefully I’ll be able to attend next year’s meeting in San Francisco!
Now that the rain has settled down, I’m getting ready to head to the trauma hospital to hold down the fort on call this Saturday night. What a way to end this reading week!
Houstonians, please make sound decisions tonight.