I survived my first month of internship!
What have I been doing this month?
I took another head and neck anatomy class with cadavers and all, 8 weeks worth packed into 2 weeks. Also, other head and neck lectures for one month.
Did my first incision and drainage for an infection that was blowing up a girl's face. Not a lot of pus, unfortunately. I will have many more chances, I am sure!
Pulling teeth again (about 25 so far).
Signed students off for extractions in the undergrad clinic. I feel very powerful!
I have seen 2 surgeries where they cut along the scalp, pulled the face down, and plated the broken bones. Cool. Seen some other mandible fractures, too.
Met a lot of drunk, busted up people in the ER.
Spent 6 nights in the hospital.
Gained some confidence. My beeper no longer gives me a heart attack!