First off, some race pics. Amazingly, I don't have the knee-jerk oh-my-god I hate these pics I look like such a fat-ass response that I usually get. I actually like a couple of them! But once again, it just highlights what total crap running form I have. Ah well, looks like I have something to work on!
In other news, my crazy life...
Just when I thought that I knew what I wanted to do with the rest of my life I get smacked in the face with something new. Emergency.
In med-school we are taught a lot of things. It's absolutely a crash course in physiology and pathology. But one thing that we are not taught is basic first aid and life support. I know, crazy! It really struck me when riding in the Sweet Corn ride and our friend went down and broke his wrist something fierce. I was thinking- holy crap, I'm going to be a doctor in a few months and I have no idea what to do for him right now. But damn, could I ever manage his hypertension or diabetes!
So then the next day I started my Emergency Medicine acting internship eager to learn although I was pretty sure I was going to do radiology. Within 2 days I made a total 180. THIS is what being a doctor is about! Going in to work into the complete unknown and being forced to use absolutely everything you've ever learned to figure out what is going on with your patients. Having to think fast and be calm under pressure. Needless to say, I am really enjoying it. But now I have about 3 weeks before applications are due and have to do some serious rearranging and research. yikes!
Ok, I'm off to study. Tonight I am hitting the skies to work on Life Flight for Cleveland's Level 1 Trauma Center. I can't WAIT!