continuity of care

21 Mar

I ran into one of my classmates yesterday evening who mentioned that she was discouraged that she has yet to be in a clinical setting during rotations where she could really see herself professionally, and it reminded me that I should be looking out for what I want to do with my life.  Although I have more questions than ever before, I’m starting to think that having a longitudinal relationship with my patients is important to me.  I’m in the last week of my family medicine rotation, and I’ve seen at least a half dozen patients for the second or third time–and I really like that.  Nothing terribly profound or specific, but it might rule out…I don’t know…surgical trauma?–except, of course, for the unfortunate repeat customers.

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  1. the ER has everything, including cancer « anna in med school - June 13, 2012

    […] due to my “processing issue” (as John calls it) and in part because I thought having continuity of care would be important in my career.  But, while the ED doesn’t exactly have constant […]

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