Assalamualaikum and hello.
I'm on my last few days of sub-interning, yay! (Sub-interning basically means shadowing an intern, go wherever he/she goes, do whatever he/she does, learn the bits and pieces of actually being a real doctor)
It was so much fun. All this while, whenever I'm on rotations in hospitals I would always see busy interns (houseman) running errands, making calls, endlessly writing on medical charts. Two weeks of subinternship have actually cleared things up a bit, like why do they always appear busy and what they actually write on the charts everyday. They are actually very busy now I get it.
Alhamdulillah I was placed with two extremely amazing interns, very welcoming and helpful in so many ways. The first one was a surgical intern so I get to do a lot of post-op reviews and pre-op checklists. Sometimes he made me run off to faraway radiology department to get a few forms (buli sgt ok) but it's okay coz I like feeling important hahah.
This week was spent with a medical intern, and apparently we had to deal with a lot of social work stuff coz most patients are from nursing homes or need convalescent care. Most of the times with him are either spent by the computer (ordering scans) or by the phone (bleeping the social worker) or by the bed (talking to confused patients).
I personally like working as a surgical intern but I think this week was much more amusing coz I get to work with the rest of the team. They had two other interns and it was never monotonous, they were laughing and cracking jokes all the time (well not in the middle of seeing patients of course).
Me: Oh look Mrs X is a 100 years old this year
Intern 1: Impressive!
Intern 2: Oh my god that equals two World Wars.
My intern was telling me about his trip to Penang on free flight tickets and hotels coz his dad attended the international gastroenterology conference there (his dad is a consultant).
Intern: I was sitting in the plane full of gastroenterologists thinking, man if this plane crashed, every constipated person in the world would be really sad.