As far as Mondays went, it was an uneventful day. By this time in my life I am happy that all my days and weekends are uneventful.
Today I had a grad student, and we did orthopedics. Two total knees and a open reduction of a shoulder.
She would not go for a break and refused to go to lunch till we were finished. She said she wanted to learn everything. I told her “Katie, you have to learn that you need to take a break.” She seemed to be frustrated that she was “when am I going to learn all of this?”
Said I “Katie, how long have you been doing this?” “Since November.” said she.
“Katie, you are just a young pup.” You are doing well for just working since November.” I have been doing this for a long time.” said I. You know the theory and it will come, not in one day either.
Although I was a student in the 60’s and 70’s, I do remember the frustration and wondering how my proctor knew all of the things. I knew the theory but not the actual practice. All that I could tell her is that it comes with the experience. There is no substitute for experience. And if things go wrong, it is good to happen when you are a student and you have a licensed, certified person with you on which you can rely to help you.
Emily, who did not want her picture taken.