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Clerkship overview: Family Med & Psych |
After saying goodbye to surgery after 2 months, it was time for family medicine. Lucky me the day before orientation, I woke up feeling horrible. I went to orientation with a 102 fever and ended up needing to leave. Great way to start thanksgiving weekend. On the bright side, on the raffle for clinic locations, I got an office that was 5 minutes from my apartment. Turns out I had the flu, but not A or B so no tamiflu for me. I spent the whole week at home. Second week I finally was able to go in and start seeing patients. I really liked my clinic, we were able to see patients on own and then discuss them with the attending. We had 2 different attendings during the week and it was great to see the different points of view and teaching methods. I also ended up loving the clinic itself. The nurses were amazing and since the clinic had an urgent clinic too they taught me how to do EKG’s, venipuncture, IM injections, and run IV Fluids. I really enjoyed learning those little things that can definitely come in handy in the hospital and future clerkships and situations. On …