We had our clinical skills practical on the abdomen last week and were given a total of 18 minutes to complete it. I somehow finished in 7 and left the room in a state of absolute paranoia and thought I’d forgotten an extremely vital chunk of the exam, despite checking the list multiple times before, during and afterward. I hope it was okay? :x I’d like to think she would have stopped me if I’d truly forgotten an entire section. (I did fine. I guess I just talked really quickly. Or I’m super efficient?!)

They made a big deal out of doing a “closing,” which basically consists of asking if the (standardized) patient had any questions s/he wanted to ask, and that we were going to go talk to the attending about our findings and would be right back. I was under the impression that we were supposed to do that since day one.

In other news, it’s my brother’s birthday today! :]! I doubt he comes here often (if ever), but on the offchance that you do happen to venture here, happy birthday, good sir!


About Farrah

A frugal, selectively antisocial Family Medicine physician with too many interests. Loves...God, family, friends, volunteering and helping others, making others happy, music (especially piano and singing), Tahitian/hula/salsa/pole dancing, aerial silks, learning, writing, cooking, eating, sleeping, lifting weights, playing SNES and DS, photography, editing, window-shopping, gymnastics, kickboxing, BJJ, finding great deals, pyrography, horseback riding, archery, frolicking in the great outdoors...making every moment count.

Posted on March 11, 2013, in Day by Day and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Happy birthday to your bro! And it sounds like you are doing great in your exams! Xo

    • Clinical skills is going relatively well since I really like talking with patients and such; I’m chugging along for the others since I’m not the best test taker, heheh. Thank you though! :]!

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