As you might have gathered from the title, I’m currently in my Pediatrics rotation. Less than one week into the six-week rotation, I fell victim to the notorious Peds curse – catching a cold from one of the adorable kiddos that we take care of in the hospital. I suspected that I would fall victim to this curse at some point during the rotation, but I thought it might take a bit longer. Clearly, my immune system and I need to have a talk.
Thankfully, the cold was of short duration, and I’m back to my usual self. Just in time for the (unofficial) second Peds curse – falling in love with Peds. To be fair, I was already thinking Family Medicine, so enjoying Peds was not that much of a stretch. But I was not anticipating enjoying it this much. The hours are a bit longer than they were on Neuro, but it doesn’t bother me. For once, I can actually picture myself as a peds resident. It’s an amazing realization.
I’m still thinking Family Medicine, but Peds is becoming a close second. Only time will tell my eventual decision. Either way, I suspect that I will be spending a significant portion of time on service in a children’s hospital.
But don’t worry, there’s still time to enjoy summer outside of the hospital. A few weeks ago, Michigan Stadium (aka “The Big House”) hosted Chelsea and Real Madrid in a Champions League soccer match. It was so much fun, especially when the entire crowd (of 105,000+ fans) started doing the wave! And, like any true soccer/fútbol match, a spectator ran across the field before being swiftly apprehended and escorted away in handcuffs.
Don’t miss the next Dose of Reality.
Sara is a fourth-year medical student at UMMS. When not in the hospital, she can usually be found on the golf course or at a Michigan sporting event cheering on the Wolverines.