|0530||Alarm goes off. Snoozed.|
|0545||Alarm goes off. Snoozed.|
|0600||Alarm goes off. I’m very awake and very late.|
|0615||Drive aggressively to try find free parking near the hospital.|
|0708||Try to sneakily join the registrar ward round which started at 7.
|0720||Reg ward round over. Time to frantically look up patient details before consultant ward rounds.|
|0750||Morbidity and Mortality meeting is about to start. A med student accidentally sits in the consultant’s chair.|
|0800||Not enough seats. Med students end up sitting on the floor.
|0806||Consultant passes me the veggies and dip. I take a carrot stick politely but I would prefer the mini quiches.|
|0815||Friend starts snoring next to me.
I start snoring.
Intern starts snoring.
|0845||M+M over. I didn’t get a mini quiche.|
|0900||Consultant led ward round starts.
|1000||Gossip in the tearoom.|
|1030||“Help the intern on the ward”
|1200||Gossip in the tearoom.
“Can you keep a lookout for our consultant?”
|1250||Check out afternoon colorectal list.|
|1255||Change in scrubs that are 10 times too big for me.|
|1300||Asked to scrub in for a hemicolectomy.|
|1320||Finally finished scrubbing, gowning and gloving. Half of the surgery is complete. The consultant has already forgotten about me.|
|1341||Smell burning flesh. Breathe in the toxic surgical smoke from electrocautery.|
|1355||Try to look keen and interested but I’m really thinking about what I’m going to have for dinner.|
|1423||Not sure if I’m in Antarctica or an OT.|
|1430||Laparoscopic hernia repair starts. Asked to hold the camera.
|1515||About 10,000 colonoscopies.
“And that there is the gallbladder.” “Wait really?!”
|1745||Colorectal list is finished! About to run out of the OT when the consultant says “Why don’t you check out what is going on in theatre 4?”|
|1755||Theatre 4. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy just started.
|1933||Escape from the OT. Rip off scrubs and change. Run to the car.|
|2015||Home. Food. Shower.|
|2100||Study. Look up Calot’s triangle.|
|2300||Probably think it’s time for bed.|
Brush teeth. Hop into bed. Fall asleep in 2 seconds.
(Didn’t set alarm)
Year 3 Med Student