The highlight of the last day, personally, was a presentation on how to collect a patients history. The physician tutor and actor were great. And I kept relating his experiences to my own as a clinical research assistant. I took health historys and I feel like I'm constantly improving how I interact with our participants. And it also seems as if our physician tutor continually improves his technique as well. That is one intriguing aspect of medicine: continual improvement, continual learning.
In summary, orientation was quite busy, but I'm grateful for it. I feel like it's given me some time to get everything in check before I start with school. Yes, it scared me a couple of times, to know I'm in a field where quite a lot is expected of me. But at least I know where I stand, and I am just going to try my best to do well for a cause, much bigger than me -- my future patients.
The testable "stuff" starts tomorrow.
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