Scutmonkey Chronicles

Commentary on healthcare in general, life as a medical student, and issues of concern thereof. Readers warmly encouraged to contribute their "best" and "worst" experiences with the healthcare system (who knows, some budding young doctor might learn something from your pain...?) Submit via comments section, or email me at oarlock@gmail.com if you'd like to become a regular contributor. Welcome, and don't forget to double-glove!

Monday, October 31, 2005

A Little Radiation is Good for the Soul

FIRST of all, really like the comments so far about healthcare experiences. Hope the discussion will continue.

Done with psych, on to radiology. Interesting so far, but perhaps I'm biased as Marie Curie is one of my big heroes. Downside is we're back at school for this, which may as well be seventh grade after six months of being out in the "real world."

Maybe it's the "little leaguer taking batting practice with the Yankees" phenomenon of steep learning curves being the only way to make real progress, but at this point I'm not sure a one millimeter blip on a twelve by fourteen inch chest x-ray will ever be meaningful to me. It will be interesting to see what the improvement in skills over the next two weeks will be...

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