Agraphia Medical Tragicomedy

5Jan/06Off

Derm

So I went in for a dermatology appointment today (had a cyst that's been bugging me on the back of my jaw... not like you care). Anyway, the dermatologist started telling me about what it's like, why I should pick derm, and then said whenever I have free time, I can come and shadow her! She was pretty upbeat about how cool it is. It's procedure-based, so you tend to fix the problem when people come in to see you (kind of important, really... shares something with surgery in that respect), and you get to see all sorts of cool infectious diseases and skin disorders. Plus, it's pretty obvious WHAT you're going after. Skin's on the outside.

The other thing that she said that scared me a bit was "it seems like you've got all the time in the world to decide what you want to do... but realistically, that's not true". She's not sure that our 3rd and 4th year give us amazing exposure to all the range of things you can do. So, I get to shadow her. I'll let you know how it goes.

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  1. You a dermatologist?!?!? What has the world come to………..


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