17 June 2010
Congratulations to the Emergency Medicine
Class of 2010
On Tuesday my colleagues and I celebrated the completion of our three years of residency training. It was bittersweet on so many levels. I started "off cycle" so I will be staying to finish my last three months while the rest of my colleagues leave to begin their new careers. I will miss them.
For the last 3 years, twelve of us have gone through the same experiences. Been taught by the same instructors. Dealt with a lot of the same patients. We can tell you which colleagues in different specialties we love and hate. We can tell you which hospitals have the best off-service specialties, the best nurses, even the best food.
Three years passed by quickly, and I am sure the next three months will pass even sooner. If you've notice my countdown calendar, I am 74% done as of today, and there are 93 days left.
I say "good luck" to my colleagues... I'll be joining you amoungst the ranks of "new attending" very soon. But, until then, I'll continue to write on this blog while I finish out the last leg of my journey. The end is in sight!