My clinical rotations taught me so much this past year. Internal medicine taught me how to think about outcomes. OB/GYN taught me that I don’t want anything to do with childbirth or pap smears. Psychiatry hit a little too close to home- takes one to know one. Family medicine was too broad with too many colds. Pediatrics was a very strong form of birth control. And surgery… well, surgery was what I’ve been waiting to discover since I first learned to draw thanks to my dad.
It’s a little nerve racking thinking about the upcoming year- auditioning for a month at a time during away rotations. Of course, the match process will occur as well and I’ll interview all over the nation looking for that perfect surgery program. I have thought much about my buddies- Carey Watson, Jordan Simpson and Kip Murphy- three of my great friends who graduated two years ahead of me- all surgeons at the current moment. Those guys paved the way for me through medical school at Tech, and I’m continuing to follow in their footsteps.