Jan. 26th, 2010 10:07 pm
borax38: from <user name=iconzicons site=livejournal.com> (Elinor)
[personal profile] borax38
This is the last week of my internship in thoracic surgery, and I had to say that until yesterday, I couldn't wait to for it to be finished: surgery doesn't interest me, and most of the other students that are working with me in the unit are complete slackers and a pain to work with.

But today, I went to the OR (which happens about once a week if not less, because I'm not really enthusiastic about it) and the surgeon was great! If only he had been like that two months ago, I might have been much more motivated. He moved aside so I could see what he was doing, touch a lung, a thyroid, do some stitches …

I think he was happy a student came down to the OR. The funny thing is that though I rarely do, it seems that I'm the one who does it the most, and now he thinks I like surgery (a fact that the interns in the unit took only two weeks to figure out was false).

And maybe it's stupid, but hearing the head of the unit tell me that he had noticed the other students (well, not all of them) had been doing nothing felt really good.

Okay, maybe I'm still impatient for the internship to be over. But at least I had a good day!

on 2010-01-27 05:08 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] strawberrimelon.livejournal.com
Appreciation always feels good. And one week left! :) Glad you had a good day!

on 2010-01-27 05:29 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] borax38.livejournal.com
Thanks! Hope you had a good one too!

on 2010-01-27 05:43 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] strawberrimelon.livejournal.com
Thank you! I did, surprisingly. :)

on 2010-01-27 08:15 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] silvia-elisa.livejournal.com
Aww! Well, better late than never, and now you can say you have fully experienced it. Good and bad.

Will it be a fulfilling last week? I think so. :)

on 2010-01-27 09:01 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] borax38.livejournal.com
Maybe it's a good thing it happened the last week, so that's the last memory planted in my mind for this internship.

I read you dropped French. The Frenchwoman in me is saddened by the fact. At least you're not completely abandoning it!

on 2010-01-27 10:20 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] silvia-elisa.livejournal.com
Definitely a good thing. It'll be the one thing you'll tell everyone when asked about the internship.

And maybe my terminology wasn't clear and/or right, but I didn't exactly drop French in toto. At the end of each semester we get 2 chances to sit the exam; I tried the first, yesterday, but I couldn't get past the feeling that the fluency the teacher was asking for wasn't mine yet, and I withdrew from the exam. That's the literal translation of what we say here, so it may not be right.

I'm aiming at doing better in 2 weeks; hope that heartens the Frenchwoman in you. ;)

on 2010-01-28 08:27 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] borax38.livejournal.com
Oh, yeah! I hope it will be easier for you in two weeks. In the meantime, if you ever have a question about French, you can always ask, and I'll do my best!

on 2010-01-29 12:06 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] silvia-elisa.livejournal.com
Alas, reading/writing is not really the issue here, speaking is.

Mais je n'oublierai pas ta offerte. Merci!

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