Saturday, July 22, 2006

Dentist by Day...

Well I may now have graduated from Dental School, and have a DDS, and passed the National Dental Board and the Western Regional Board, but am I a dentist? No not yet! After having completed a 3 week orientation in Brooklyn New York for Lutheran Medical Center, a Hospital that I will most likely never set foot in again, I am back in RI at the end of another week of orientation at St Joseph Hospital. Have I worked on a patient yet? No! But I have started a new career, for at least a week, as a Phlebotomist!!! No, I have no formal training in sticking needle in people's arms, but I guess all it takes to do it on patients is to first prove to the Phlebotomist working there that I can miss his own vein twice! It's actually pretty cool and I've become pretty good at it and haven't missed a vein since his.

Next week we actually start in the clinic!!! And on Friday I have my first patient in the Hospital OR where we work on the kids under general anesthesia. It is very nice being in Rhode Island again and knowing what happening at my own program. Its very exciting and I'm going to love it here and love pediatrics!!

By the way...So far I think SF has better New England Clam Chowder than New England (or at least than the hospital cafeteria).

3 comments:

the dubs said...

funny how that clam chowder thing works. after eating chicago style pizza in chicago we decided that arizona had beter chicago style pizza. weird.

Emily and Nathan said...

Got your kid tipsy lately? haha!

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