Wow, I haven't posted for a while! I've been busy with the gynecology and outpatient clinic part of my OBGyn rotation, but I've been loving every minute of it. I'm still super jazzed about pursuing OBGyn as my specialty. I have been working my butt off, and for the first time in a very long time I actually feel like I'm doing a good job. I've been getting good feedback from people I've been working with, and I just love what I'm doing again.
One thing that has been irritating the hell out of me is how several people in my class all of a sudden are "interested in OBGyn". There are a few people that, like me, have been super interested from the start - and I don't mind them at all. In fact, we often work together and help each other out in our pursuits. What bothers me is classmates who tell the attendings and residents they are considering OBGyn, but when talking to fellow classmates, admit they have no interest. Come on people! Telling people you want to go into a field that you actually don't is not going to help you at all. And it just makes the residents and attendings not take anyone seriously. It's extremely frustrating for people like me to witness these interactions, and I've lost respect for a few people because of it. If people truly are all of a sudden interested in OBGyn, then that's great. But it's really hard for me to listen to people say they are interested, when their actions and attitudes clearly indicate that they are not. Also, I realize I am being a brat. And I think I'm okay with that...
Funny enough, I was describing my feelings about this matter to BF, and he goes, "Well, that's very OBGyn of you to feel territorial like that." And then I just laughed.
Also, here are my latest nails. And yes, they are a tiny bit unprofessional.