Monthly Archives: April 2014

A Day in the Life Round Two: More Sarcasm, More Caffeination

Since my last GifTalk post, I’ve gotten over (most of) my abject fear of independent practice, have started having a lot of fun, and definitely still do things every day that make me feel like a moron. Some glimpses from … Continue reading

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What’s Normal?

Most of my job as a midwife is recognizing normal. In school, we learn that 90% of what we will see will be normal and healthy. Recognizing abnormal is the kicker. As a student our range of what is normal … Continue reading

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Full Moon

I’m not a superstitious person. I generally pride myself on being able to look objectively at the facts before me, and resist the very human urge to find patterns where there are none. To chalk up strange events to coincidence … Continue reading

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Tell Me More About That

One of the hardest things to juggle working in an environment where I am expected to see four patients an hour (that’s 15 minutes for each patient, including history/chart review/exam/administrative (read: charting/follow up coordination) time, if you’re following along), is … Continue reading

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On Being A Leader/Yes, I Actually Need Her To Pee

I have never been responsible for directly supervising others in any job I have had. I’m still not directly supervising other staff, but I work closely with Medical Assistants that rely on my feedback and guidance to do their jobs. … Continue reading

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90 Days

I had my 90 day review this week. When I first started my job in January the clinical services coordinator when over everything that would comprise my review of the first 90 days.  They would send our Head Honcho NP … Continue reading

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