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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:So ask any doctor (except a surgeon) about the hardest part of medical school and you will invariably get the answer that it was their required Surgery rotation during their third year of training.

As of today, I have finished my required Surgery rotation, and assuming that I passed the final exams, I have completed that requirement for the Doctor of Medicine degree.

What that means is that I will never again, as long as I live, be required to scrub in on an operation, or even to set foot in an operating room, really. The only exception will be that I may have to go into an O.R. to care for a baby delivered by C-section at some point. But I will never have to maintain sterile technique, stand next to an operating table for hours, or hold a reatractor in some anatomically impossible position ever again.

In other words, I have survived the roughest part of medical school. 18 months to go. ubbrollsmile


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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pounce
SILVER Member since Jan 2003

pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...

Total posts: 9831
Posted:yay!!!! congrats for you! hug hug hug hug never had a doubt in my mind you'd do well wink truly mike, you are a very intelligent and awesome guy with a great heart. from someone who has been thru the hell of grad school, i can imagine how hard med school is, so i give you mad props biggrin you deserve a party!!!

I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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telic


I don't want a title.


Total posts: 940
Posted:::cheers and hugs::

I knew you could do it! Totally happy for ya, hon.


E pluribus unum, baby.

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Sir_Sheep


Sir_Sheep

old hand
Location: Chester, UK

Total posts: 725
Posted:First of all, congrats on passing what is deemed to be the most difficult part of your training.

But if your not required to scrub into an operation, and maintain sterile technique, who is? Just curious.

hug


Spoiling Christmas for small children since 2003.

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Rozi
SILVER Member since Jan 2002

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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Total posts: 2996
Posted:Well done kiddo. It must be a really good feeling to know that you have come so far. hug

beerchug Here is to one of the loveliest and most intelligent people I know who has not only had a tough year studying, but has also had a tough year personally. I can only admire and aspire to the strength and wisdom it has given you.


It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Quote:
But if your not required to scrub into an operation, and maintain sterile technique, who is? Just curious.



I was required to. I just don't have to do that any more. The only doctors that actually perform major operations are surgeons and obstetricians/gynecologists. Family practitioners sometimes do, but not if there's a surgeon available.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Mand
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada

Total posts: 2317
Posted:hug hug hug hug hug hug hug hug hug hug hug hug hug hug hug hug
Wohoo! Well done Mike, you really deserve it.
Heres to the last 18 months of med school then! beerchug


Lets steal a spaceship and head for the sun, and shoot the stars with a lemonade ray gun.

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vanize
SILVER Member since Aug 2001

vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas

Total posts: 3899
Posted:totally rightous dude!

-v-

Wiederstand ist Zwecklos!

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joulz


joulz

enlightened
Location: montreal

Total posts: 187
Posted:lol funny:)

it must be green

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Mistress Aurora


Mistress Aurora

Hot Schtuff
Location: Stillwater,OK/Wichita Falls,TX

Total posts: 1032
Posted:Congratulations Mike!!! beerchug

You are a strong person and seem to be able to overcome most anything standing in your way wink

Again congrats on a job well done hug



RISK: Do not follow the common path; Go where there is no path and leave a trail.

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Gnor
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth

Total posts: 5814
Posted:Well done beerchug beerchug

Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu

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Matthew B-M


Matthew B-M

Lemon-Aware Devilstick-wielding Operative
Location: East London Wilds

Total posts: 605
Posted:My sister wants to be a surgeon. Scary. smile

Luv 'n' Lemons
purity :: clarity :: balance

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Quote:
My sister wants to be a surgeon. Scary



Is she willing to have no life as long as she lives?

Don't get me wrong. Surgeons can do amazing things to help people. I have nothing but the utmost respect for them and for the work that they do, even if I sometimes disagree with their view of patient outside the O.R.

But I couldn't do it.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Ade
SILVER Member since Mar 2001

Are we there yet?
Location: australia

Total posts: 1897
Posted:Nice one Mike beerchug

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Kyrian


Dreamer
Location: York, England

Total posts: 4308
Posted:I already congragulated you and i'm sure i'll do it again, but now i'll do it publicly... *grin*
can't wait to see you tommorow, can't wait for your food.

yay for doctor to be mikey!

:::::::::::flee

hug
kyribug


Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Kyrian? Who's that?

Do I know you from somewhere? wink


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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headspintotal


member
Location: Crawley

Total posts: 80
Posted:well done lightning. you are truly a master in this world of scientific wonder.

good luck in your final furlong


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Elanna
SILVER Member since Aug 2003

Elanna

Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise.
Location: NJ or DE, USA

Total posts: 2293
Posted:yay Mike!

*gives Mike a HUGE glomp* hug

congrats! and good luck with the last 18 months! you rock, you awesome person, you!


Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?

Pies Jesu Domine *whack*
Dona eis requiem *whack*

Come join us and chat - we're bored! irc.newnet.net #homeofpoi

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DeepSoulSheep
GOLD Member since Sep 2002

DeepSoulSheep

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Berlin

Total posts: 2617
Posted:Congratumalations Doodle hug

I live in a world of infinite possibilities.

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Matthew B-M


Matthew B-M

Lemon-Aware Devilstick-wielding Operative
Location: East London Wilds

Total posts: 605
Posted:Quote:
Is she willing to have no life as long as she lives?



Not really sure. But she'll start as an HO in the summer, so she's got another 2 years of being an HO to basically decide.

Quote:
Don't get me wrong. Surgeons can do amazing things to help people. I have nothing but the utmost respect for them and for the work that they do, even if I sometimes disagree with their view of patient outside the O.R.

But I couldn't do it.



She did mutter about wanting to be an army surgeon at one point, mostly while the rest of the family where marching to stop the war in Iraq. This didn't go down hugely well with the rest of us.

I'm not sure how good a doctor she is, but I wouldn't, personally, trust her bedside manner, and I think she's overly arrogant about certain aspects of medicine (I remember having a huge argument with her when she was at the end of her first year about some medical topic (relating to AIDS and HIV) and she asserted something (which they'd been presumably taught), and it was something that another friend of mine was just starting a PhD on, so it wasn't known for definite).

We'll see, though. She's certainly been through a reasonable amount in the 6 years (or whatever) of study.


Luv 'n' Lemons
purity :: clarity :: balance

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:An arrogant surgeon?

Who knew? rolleyes


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:So what's next? Open up an online site and start sellin' bootleg viagra? biggrin

Good job buddy!!!


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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Matthew B-M


Matthew B-M

Lemon-Aware Devilstick-wielding Operative
Location: East London Wilds

Total posts: 605
Posted:Ah, good to know she's on the right track then. wink

Luv 'n' Lemons
purity :: clarity :: balance

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SpitFire
GOLD Member since Dec 2002

Mand's Girl....and The Not So Shy One
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada

Total posts: 2723
Posted:Wooohoooo!! biggrin

Congrats, Lightning!! beerchug hug biggrin


Solitude sometimes speaks to you, and you should listen.

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Quote:
So what's next? Open up an online site and start sellin' bootleg viagra?




You seem excited about the idea, NYC. If you're having problems with your sexual function, we can talk about it. It's really nothing to be embarassed about. ubbangel


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

Dentrassi

ZORT!
Location: Brisbane

Total posts: 3044
Posted:yay for lightning!! hug

"Here kitty kitty...." - Schroedinger.

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