My husband is into his second week of his ob/gyn rotation. The first week was a bit disorganized, as he still had orientation/paperwork/scrub sessions on Monday and Tuesday, then was off for the Fourth of July (thank you for being in the middle of the week and prohibiting travel to the lake). So he didn't have his real first day until Thursday....when he delivered his first baby! He said he was grateful for his rubber shoes, and when asked what it was like, he said slimy ;) Since then, he's done a second traditional delivery, and scrubbed in on three c-sections.
Prior to starting year 3, we didn't realize that ob/gyn would be one of the most time consuming rotations. A normal day for him will begin in the hospital at 5.30am with rounds, and end around 5.3opm after evening report. Most of his days will be spent in the hospital, with a couple of afternoons a week being spent at the clinic. He'll also have a few hours of lecture every week.
Out of the eight weeks in ob/gyn, my husband has one week of night float (going into the hospital at 5pm, working all night, getting out around 7.30am) from Sunday night to Friday morning. He'll also have in-hospital weekend call: one 24-hour shift from 7am on Saturday to 7am on Sunday, and one weekend that includes a Friday night call (5pm - 7am) and then Sunday day call (7am-5pm). That Friday night call will probably be a real treat, considering he will work a normal day, starting at 5.30am on Friday and stay until 7am on Saturday.
In other news, rumor on the street is that many of my husband's classmates will be receiving their Step 1 scores tomorrow. Is that true? I have no idea...but if it is, we'll know around noon tomorrow!