Continuing the introductions (Ward physician Aug 2019-Jan 2020)
The discussion box is being a little funny, so I hope this formats correctly. Loving hearing from you all, especially nursing staff - looking forward to joining you on the wards.
My name is Rachel, I'll be the ward physician onboard (from the job description, sounds like a surgical intern job largely) from August 25th 2019 to January 4th 2020. I'm so excited about this opportunity - I took this entire clinical year off from training in the hope that I would secure a position (so, yay!).
I'm from Sydney (Australia), PGY5, completed the RACP adult internal medicine exams last year (equivalent of the US boards in internal medicine), and will be going onto specialise in medical oncology from Feb next year (fingers crossed). Currently trying to brush up on my French, and update myself on HIV/G6PD/TB/malaria/a-thalassaemia/sickle cell. Medical staff already aboard, please let me know if I'm missing anything important!
Interests are knitting (although everything turns out too large or too small), hiking, travelling, sassing the emergency department, ice skating, f45, and baking. Most of which I'm resigned to not being able to do for the 4.5 months I'll be there.
Looking forward to getting to know you all,