Rotation 5: Internal Medicine – The Bane of my Existence.

buy prednisone online australia I write that title in jest – but only just somewhat.

To be completely honest, internal medicine was a true struggle for me – and, even now, I’m not exactly sure why.

It can be overwhelming going into every rotation with an open mind, constantly asking yourself, “is this something I could see myself doing for the rest of my life?” And it can be very frustrating coming out of a rotation not knowing the answer to that question! But one thing’s for sure, somewhere between being on-call every third night and being told I wasn’t helping (eventually interpreted as, it is not my responsibility as a medical student to help but rather to learn), I lost myself. And I lost the balance that I so crave in life.

While I enjoyed working with the adult patient population (more so than I expected), looked forward to participating in morning report, and found myself intrigued by the process of care, internal medicine, as a whole, failed to ‘win me over’. Going forward, I can only hope to learn from this rotation – to better identify why I struggled and how I came to lose myself – with the ultimate hope of finding a speciality that challenges me but allows me to stay true and maintain the balance in life that I desire.

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