This is his last rotation of his 3rd year. In four short weeks, my husband will be a fourth year medical student - one school year away from
Family Medicine for us consists of two weeks of in-patient care, two weeks of clinical work in the residency clinic, and four weeks of outpatient care. The hospital where my husband is normally placed no longer has family medicine docs roaming their floors, so he was at another hospital here in town. It was nice for him to get some time in another setting, just to see how other hospitals operate.
Today is his first day of outpatient care at an office here in town. They are open 8a-5p, Monday-Friday, and 9a-12p on Saturdays. My husband says that it's a shame that he isn't more passionate about family medicine/primary care, because a)there is such a high need, and b)the hours ROCK. But, alas, I don't think there are quite enough adrenaline rushes in family medicine to make it on our possibilities list.
I'm hoping that my husband is able to talk to his attending today regarding maybe having, you know, a day or two off when baby debuts. There's nothing set at his school for spouses receiving time off when having a baby, so we're not exactly sure how this will work. I'm hoping that he can just work some Saturdays or something to make up for a couple of days of "paternity leave." May his attending be an understanding man!
Hey, by the way, it's Medical Monday! (or technically yesterday was...so I'm a little bit late!). Join in the fun!