Rotation #9 : Internal Medicine
Here are the details~
Specialty: Internal Medicine Outpatient
Schedule: Monday - Friday 9-5pm
How it went down~
Man. This is the second time I’ve had IM as a rotation and it just didn’t click for me. It wasn’t a terrible month at all - don’t get me wrong. I just can’t see myself working in IM 🤷🏻♀️I got more comfortable with disease processes like diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia this month. I also got comfortable with how this particular preceptor dealt with coughs and colds. Treatment and choices of medications seem to differ from clinic to clinic in my experience. Once again, I was in outpatient IM which means that I wasn’t able to go into the hospital - this felt like a Family Medicine rotation essentially and I was okay with that. From my surgery rotation, I found out that rounding on patients wasn’t my thing lol so missing out on inpatient IM was fine with me!
End of Rotation Exam
For this month, I relied on my clinical experience. I straight-up got lazy and I didn’t study as much as I should’ve for this EOR exam. I didn’t do so well on this exam but I made sure to study more for the next one!
Blueprint on PAEA is always a great source for focus. Pance Prep Pearls is always a great resource too!
To see more of my day to day on this rotation, check out my May 2019 Internal Medicine highlights on Instagram!
This month’s meet up was in Artesia at Baker’s & Baristas. I collaborated with my good friend, Betty from NoMoon Travel and shared a great afternoon meeting people from all over SoCal! I was able to give some of my attendees goodies from Figs and NoMoon Travel :)