Last week I finished my OB/Gyn rotation, and it was f-ing awesome. I am so sold. I love everything about it: the patients, the issues, the treatments, the counseling, the personalities of the physicians, EVERYTHING! I think I did okay on my exams, so I'm anxious to get my grade. I worked really hard, and so far it has been paying off in my evaluations, but I hope it also pays off in my exam scores. Even if I don't honor though, it's not the end of the world, and I'll still get into an OBGyn residency. And I got a LOT out of this rotation, in terms of both learning and figuring out things for my future. I'm really sad it's over, and now I've got to try and stay on track for the rest of the year as I make my way through things I don't really like.
Speaking of which, I started pediatrics this week, and this is going to be a long 8 weeks ahead of me. I mean, yeah the kids are cute, but I'm not ga-ga over them like a lot of my classmates, and their disease processes and treatments don't really interest me. Also, I can tell I am going to have a hard time with the personalities in this field. They are nice people (most of them, anyway), but we just don't... mesh well. So far, there are a few passive-aggressive personalities, and working with them is going to be a test of my patience because these types of personalities are my pet peeve. For instance, my attending (who by-the-way, I think already hates me) tried to make a passive aggressive remark on my presentation about my controversial source instead of being direct. That pisses me off. If you are an educator, you need to grow some balls/ovaries and tell me what you don't like about it/what I need to fix, or don't say anything at all. So I totally called her out, and asked if there was something I said wrong - which I didn't - but she thought I did, because she wasn't even listening. If she would have just corrected me, she would have found out that I actually DID say it right. Whatever.
It's already very clear to me that I am not a pediatrician.