A Budding Emergencist
Thursday, July 05, 2007
  Is there Life Before Death?
Yeah...the new place. Can't say where it is, 'course, y'unnerstan', but...it rocks. I think one of the most critical things is that people are happy here. I mean, the people who have been here for a while. And they keep people here. Not like my last place, where people would only stay a couple of years (as attendings, I mean.) But this place--when I asked how many from the graduating class they hired, they said, "None!". And I thought, well, that's not good--the new attendings want to get away, right? No, actually...as it turns out, there were just no positions open; that lots of the graduating class would stay if they could, but there was no positions because nobody leaves because they are happy here.

I'll have to admit, I really didn't want to move...so I didn't. Now I have an hour commute, but I'm never bored, and I never wait. I figure I'll listen to my Gold Standard stuff left over from studying step 3. The pharmacology at least will still not be old. And since it is such a chore for me to study when I'm home (I'd rather watch Battlestar or The Daily Show or clean or read novels like Lois McMaster Bujold, or (hopefully) get back into Aikido or back into Guitar or talk to my GF.)

As always, more later...

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Comments:
You had me at "Dr.'s blog with real cases", which are always rivetting but then you upgraded by mentioning Bujold! As long as it's the Vorkosigans books and not her other ones, which I cannot stand. Isn't she brilliant?

Cases and Bujold, almost too much to bear! Cheers.
 
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