Today the new interns are starting orientation, and they will be in the department next week. We are having a welcome party for them this evening. It has gone by in such a blur. If it weren't for this blog, I wouldn't be able to tell you what I was doing most of this past year. Names and faces of patients have long been forgotten. I am glad to be able to look back on bits and pieces of what I was experiencing here.
This coming year brings new responsibilities. Most of the time I will actually be in the Emergency Department, with helpful nurses and clerks that I already know. So much of last year was learning how each service did things, and I won't have to deal with that any more. Now it's time to buckle down and start carrying more patients. In our department, the second years see the bulk of the patients as the third years are busy precepting medical students and interns. While it will definitely be busy, at least I will be doing things that are relevant to my career.