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Clerkship Experiences: Surgery |
After 2 months doing what I love in Ob-Gyn, it was time for surgery. At my school, surgery is a weird rotation. It is one of the coolest, one of the hardest, and one of the most scary. I will get to all these points in a minute. The director of the department is a scary man to all the undergraduates. He is an old fashioned, stereotypical surgeon, but he is also one of the most inspiring, thoughtful, caring person you will meet. He is very strict with punctuality, attire, and professionalism, but he can also acknowledge hard working students even when they struggle. Compiling this post I realized I have only 1 picture of my time in the surgery rotation so I will be using other images to describe this journey. I had so many mixed feeling for this rotation. I loved being in the OR in ObGyn, and I have always found surgery fascinating. I was mostly scared of not meeting the directors expectations, and not being good enough for the preceptors. From what I have gathered, this is a common feeling among many of us medical students, especially when we have been average during preclinical years, and …