The end is in sight! 60 days till my Match Day, and exactly 12 weeks left of rotations. Today I started Pediatric Palliative Care, then I have Special Topics in Reproductive Health, and then I end with Dermatology.
I still have Step 2 CS to take (mid-February, unless I find an earlier date that has opened up), and my Dermatology rotation has a small test at the end, but I’m essentially done with the more stressful parts of medical school (minus the match, which is a different kind of stress; it’s more just disorienting).
There’s two other medical students on my current rotation, and I hadn’t realized it, but I had missed being around my peers. I’ve been mostly on my own during my rotations this entire year, with just a few exceptions. It’s nice being able to commiserate about things like Step exams, and being behind on thank you emails, but it’s also nice for the shared joy aspect, because we’re all very excited about this Pediatric Palliative Care rotation (strange as that may seem).
Here’s to another exciting four weeks!