Thursday, July 01, 2004

1 day down, 1460 to go

Today was our first day of residency. It went OK for both of us, I guess. There are a lot of things that are still slowly sinking in, particular regarding the utter depths of responsibility. One difficult aspect is that we're both starting out on components of residency that are going to be relatively irrelevant for practice, which makes it a little harder to get excited.

As a side note, don't smoke. At all. Or drink alcohol in extreme excess. 100% of the new patients that I saw today will die before they should as a direct consequence of one of those two causes.

Those 1460 days include the leap day of Feb 29, 2008. I suppose I should subtract the 93 days of vacation to be completely accurate. Fucking cheers.