Today the doctor I was working under for the day praised me so high in front of the Bossman and I was standing there like
I have no idea how to deal with this situation but please don't stop
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If you ever doubted my commitment to snacking... let me show you the collection I just found while transferring backpacks 😂
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Current forth year- we were expected to be fully insured but find our own coverage for the first 2 years then policy changed abruptly and we had to sign onto one school plan. I was on Medicaid for 2 years- now the new plan is pretty expensive. Students who wanted to stay in Medicaid (cause it's free) weren't able to because *technically* they would leave their state of coverage for subIs. Felt like a massive fiscal burden to attach to a necessary part of medical education.
Oh that’s annoying. Yeah, when you do qualify for Medicaid it can be convenient but the sub-i issue seems like it’d be a deal breaker, or at least result in students being declined for out-of-state rotations. But new school-provided plans can be expensive depending on if you’re part of a larger student body or if the plan is exclusively for medical students.
I was on a national student org-sponsored plan. It was basically catastrophic, so when I needed to get evaluated for some weird medication reaction I ended up on the hook for $2500, most of which was for an ultrasound. I ended up on that plan because I missed a 6-month window to renew my insurance after coming off my parents’, and then became uninsurable due to a pre-existing condition. Not high premium, straight up “we won’t give you insurance.” This was the year before the ACA went into effect.
I guess my point in making this post was this: are catastrophic and Medicaid the best we can do for med students? There’s nothing wrong with Medicaid, except the limited portability. But with all the funding/tuition most medical schools accrue, it seems wrong to then have their students lean on Medicaid.
I qualified for Medicaid during M3 but immediately switched to a private high-coverage plan that I found a great deal on. As a resident, I’m on my hospital’s insurance plan which ends up being a pretty solid deal.
Any tips on acting like a resident?
I'm at the end of my M3 year on IM and I feel like such an idiot compared to the M4 AI going into FM. To be fair, he already functions basically like an R2 cuz he's just that good. So I'm left wondering if I will eventually function at that level as an M4, if I'm expected to be functioning near that level now, or if he's just fuckin brilliant!! I feel like it's hard for me to get opportunities to step up because I don't want to overstep and take too many patients from the AI, and also the team is so busy I only slow them down. Also the patients all have complex medical histories so besides "DIALYSIS!" I have no idea how to manage their insulin and heart meds and whatever else
I asked one of the interns on my team and he said it comes with time. For example the AI has already been on IM for 2.5 weeks, and I just started my second week of IM ever. It still just feels impossible that I'll ever make that jump
& I know like looking back on how I was last year I've made a lot of strides, but I honestly can't tell if I've even improved since the beginning of M3. It's hard changing specialties every 4-6 weeks and changing subspecialties within specialties every 2-4 weeks.
but at the same time I always wonder if I'm just underperforming compared to where I should be
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I’m stressing out about my future instead of cleaning up desk. Also, I’m returning to France this weekend to sort out everything.
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If you know you’re going to the doctor for a blood pressure follow up, WHY would you skip your medicine that day?! I can’t figure out if it’s controlled on the meds if you don’t. Take. Your. Meds.
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hi friends <3
hope you are doing well. i’ve taken multiple hiatuses this semester and it’s because i’ve been feeling major burnout? i’m not really sure if its burn out but studying has felt like a gargantuan effort.
so i’ve decided to change it up a bit. the 100 day of productivity challenge is too much for me right now, so i’ll settle on weekly/twice weekly updates instead :) small bebe steps!!
this is a pic of me at my white coat ceremony and i remember how exhilarated/excited i was to be there and to learn and attend med school. so i’m trying to bring that back LOL manifesting good vibes <3
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“It’s all messy: the hair, the bed, the words, the heart. Life.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Anatomy is kicking my ass again but I’m trying my best to survive under these unideal circumstances lol
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Starting my new job tomorrow. This feels like an appropriate fortune.
I think this new job helping to build the company wide transfer center is something that really plays to my strengths and I will be good at it. We aren’t a big company, it’s just 4 hospitals in the county one being a trauma center with all the speciality units and the other 3 being community hospitals with just general and ICU services. This transfer unit is something that they have wanted to start for years and really need because it should not be so fucking hard to move people between our own hospitals when they need a heart cath for example.
I am still nervous AF about it. I am so used to knowing everyone and where everything is and starting from scratch is so outside my comfort zone. I would never do well as a travel nurse.
I have worked at my hospital with many of the same people for 14 years. It is very much a place where people either leave very quickly or pretty much stay forever.
Leaving was very awkward to say the least. A few people in my current CM dept were annoyed that management wasn’t replacing me so they will have more work, but they only really needed me due to covid surging so now we don’t at all have enough for work all of us and have been getting flexed all the time.
Also I didn’t find out until Tuesday that it was 100% a done deal also finding out it would start this Monday. So it wasn’t much time for information to get around. I am introverted and awkward AF so didn’t feel comfortable going around to all the units I’ve worked on and deal with to be like hey all I am leaving k thx bye. So there wasn’t really any going away thing (I didn’t really expect anything, I am not someone people tend to do things like that for). My office mate brought me some plants which was appreciated and the floor nurses that worked my last day all had very kind words for me which was lovely (though all centered around the theme of “what will we do without you, it’s so much easier working with you” but I am very used to people liking having me around for because I am good at my job and not because I am a fun person to have around). Our CEO and my old boss from when I worked on the floor went out of their way to tell me that if I ever want to come back I can and they will find a job for me which was also nice to hear but again I know it boils to nothing more than me being a good worker. There are far worse things to be...
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I dyed my hair purple for dedicated. Gotta live my emo dreams while I can.
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Happy to announce that I have retired from being a dumb bitch
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11/4/21 // 20.28
Went for a walk with my bf and my city was looking as ✨aesthetic✨ as always so couldn’t resist taking some pictures! I’ve found the job that I REALLY want because it means we’ll be able to finally move in together and I’m applying so hard and his whole family are helping me with my application because they’re so excited for it and now I just really really hope this goes well.
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Ya acabó mi rotación por Endocrino! POR FIN! Las peores prácticas de este curso, sin duda. No aprendí nada y me aburrí un montón. Al menos nuestro tutor nos puso una nota maravillosa tanto a mi compañera como a mí 😁
No tengo que volver a pisar el hospital hasta el día 19 de abril, que es cuando comienza último rotatorio de la carrera!😱😱
Por otro lado, hace 2 horas le envié a mi tutor lo que había comentado en el anterior post. No lo pude acabar antes porque durante esta semana estuve muy distraída. Me dio ansiedad hoy el tema del TFG. Un día estoy bien y al siguiente ya noto ese cosquilleo en las manos propio de la ansiedad. Es porque me envió los resultados del análisis estadístico y quiere que yo haga las gráficas correspondientes. No tengo problema en trabajar pero no tengo NI IDEA de por dónde empezar. Me dijo de verme un tutorial, y nos veremos el jueves, donde le podré preguntar cualquier duda, aún así me da miedo decepcionarle por no saber hacer las cosas y que se arrepienta de haber accedido a ser mi tutor.
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Another study vibes from today!
• First: laying in bed until revision chemical experiments
• Second: finally after 3 months of continous studying I allowed myself to watch my childhood favorite film/tale, “Once upon a time: Life”. It was my motivation in my child years to be a doctor and in medicine<33
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𝐀𝐏𝐑𝐈𝐋 𝟏𝟏, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏 | 𝟑:𝟓𝟏 𝐏.𝐌.
• revision some chemical experiments, what’s are very helpful for the written part of high-advanced Chemistry exam, too (6 is done!)
• studying some organic chemistry: carbon acids, etc.
ps: hope everyone’s safe!<3
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