Friday, August 10, 2012

First rotation!

An attending I worked with yesterday asked what specialty I wanted to do. I was honest and said that I wasn't sure. I probably won't decide until the end of my third year, which is as late as possible. He suggested that I write down notes from my rotations so that I can look back on them when making a decision on choosing a specialty.

That is a very good idea, I thought.

Also a couple friends inquired about my blog recently even though it had been on hiatus for months.

So I'm blogging again!

Quick recap:
I'm a third year student now. My first and current rotation is OB/GYN.
Passed USMLE Step 1!
My score was pretty good and I'm pretty happy with it. (Though I really wanted five more points. That's how it always is, isn't.) Good or bad, that uncertainty is over.

A doctor explained Bartholin's gland to a patient this way:
When you are about to eat delicious food, the glands in your cheek produce saliva to lubricate your mouth. Bartholin's glands have a similar function. When you have foreplay, these two gland on each side of the vagina that secrete fluid to lubricate.

I thought that that was a fitting analogy but I think about it every time my mouth waters.

1 comment:

Jessieroo said...

Welcome back! We've missed you!