I can't believe this is my last year of residency! My colleagues have become my family. As a third year, my time is split between clinic for 2 week blocks and then various inpatient rotations and electives for 2 week blocks. I have great continuity of care with my clinic patients and have gotten to know some very well through the years. I am applying to palliative care fellowships currently. My co residents are preparing for sport medicine fellowships, outpatient jobs, and hospitalist jobs. The program has done a great job of preparing us for whichever path we have chosen to pursue. Being in Gainesville has been great and I love being a couple hour drive to the beach and Universal Studios!
As a second year, my schedule changes every two weeks. I rotate between two weeks of outpatient which includes my own clinic, procedures clinic, OB clinic, underserved clinic and specialty clinics. Every week is unique and I love the variety. The next two weeks are inpatient where I rotate on varying services. I enjoy these weeks because they are very busy and you get to work closely as a team. The variety at work, combined with lots of good food and outdoor activities keeps me engaged and excited about work.
Intern year we rotate on a wide variety of services but of course my favorite is the family medicine service! A typical day on the FM service involves arriving anytime between 5:30 and 6. We get signout from our night team and take care of business (aka round with the team). The service usually has a large volume of sick patients with a wide variety of pathologies – so plenty to learn every day. Afternoons may involve going to continuity clinic, didactics, or staying at the hospital managing the first call phone until the night team comes back at 7. There's not a whole lot of time between getting home and going to bed (maybe that's just me and my 8:30 bedtime…) but I like to get in plenty of snuggles with my dog, eat dinner with my fiancé, and hopefully sneak in some time in to catch up on the latest episode of whichever reality show I happen to be watching.