As my third year of medical school nears completion, I’m finding myself much busier than expected. I just finished a month of Obstetrics and Gynecology with an attending who I just didn’t mesh well with. He’s a fine doctor, and his patients love him, but our learning styles didn’t match up well. It was a rough month. I’m much more comfortable now that I’m back on Internal Medicine, but 7am-7pm shifts with 2 call nights a week doesn’t leave much time for studying or socializing. I’m also still chugging away on Match Game posts. It always pleasantly surprises me when people I know in real life tell me they read that blog.
My one-year wedding anniversary is coming up in a couple of weeks. It really doesn’t seem that way. Unfortunately, we won’t have much time to enjoy it. I have to be in Erie, PA the next day for shelf exams in OB/Gyn and Internal Medicine. Then I have another mandatory 2 days on campus in Erie to prepare for my Step 2 PE, a practical exam where we have to interview and plan treatment for 14 standardized patients.
Any free time I’ve had has been taken up by two of my most anticipated video games of the year. Despite the catastrophic PlayStation Network outage this month, I’ve wasted countless hours in the single player campaign of Portal 2. I can honestly say it’s one of the best games I’ve ever played. Highly recommended. I’ve also poured plenty of time into the story mode of Mortal Kombat, one of my guiltiest pleasures of video games ever since the original came out when I was entirely too young to play as much of it as I did.
I also bought a Pokemon game for the first time. Pokemon is the only big Nintendo franchise I’ve never played before because I was just a bit too old when it originally came out, and I’ve subsequently associated it with the most evil of gotta-catch-em-all marketing schemes. But every pediatric patient I saw last month was playing it when I walked into the room, so I figured it would give me something to relate to them with. My wife said she did the same with the Twilight movies, but I called bullsh*t on that one. She loves those things.
PlayStation 3: Mortal Kombat
NDS: Pokemon Black
PSP: Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection
iPod: Words with Friends (Username DrFishypants. Play me!)