Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The opening line to my textbook today read:
"Knowledge does not keep any better than fish."
And that's what I can testify to after day one of my fourth year, after a year off.
But oh, was it worth it.
Today was orientation in the psychiatric ward of the hospital. A pretty light day with my only patient interaction being with a 350 pound man who thirty minutes earlier threatened the life of himself and the attending physician across the room. I was unaware of these threats until a nurse saw me bump into him in the lock-down hallway on my way to the bathroom.
The rest of the blessed day was spent reading for tomorrow's activities.