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It's GRADUATION TIME!!!! I Did It!!!!
« on: December 04, 2011, 04:26:55 PM »
Well folks,  Its been an incredibly busy 15 months since I started PA school.  During that time I learned most of what a doctor learns in 4 years...whether I remember it or not I will find out over the next 10 days.  Tomorrow I start finals week and then my didactic summative - AKA "Hell Week" - where we are tested on everything we learned all the way back to the beginning.  Its a week of not only written tests but practical skill exams as well.  Its tough but I think I'm ready for it and will hopefully do well.  However, the bar is set high and our minimum passing grade on everything is no less than 80%.

On December 17 I will be presented with my official white coat at our White Coat ceremony.  Its an event that marks the passage of medical students on to the clinical phase of their programs.  After that I will get a three week break and then start my clinical rotations.  I have 8 rotations with only two days off between them during which I will be taking end of rotation exams.  So its like I will be working 12 months straight without a day off.  Ironically, its the part that I have been looking forward to as I have worked in clinical settings for over the last 20 years.

So now that I got my ROV fix for the day, its back to studying...

David
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Re: It's White Coat Time!!
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2011, 06:53:54 PM »
Oo-rah
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it ain't worth doing it at all - Man Law
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Re: It's White Coat Time!!
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2011, 08:39:22 PM »
Funny thing is though.... They haven't told us which white coat we're getting... The one doctors wear, or the one with the arms on backwards and extra belts.  Hmmmmm...

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Re: It's White Coat Time!!
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2011, 08:45:53 PM »
You are going to get the yellow jacket!      BDC

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Re: It's White Coat Time!!
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2011, 09:02:15 PM »
Now you need to get used to saying: " I concur"  :)
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Re: It's White Coat Time!!
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2011, 10:29:50 PM »
Now you need to get used to saying: " I concur"  :)

I concur

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Re: It's White Coat Time!!
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2011, 11:58:03 PM »
Good for you David.  You will be effecting people's lives in a substantial way.   :angel:

Just remember: First, do no harm. :police: ;) ;D
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Re: It's White Coat Time!!
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2011, 08:08:27 PM »
Well guys, thanks for all the encouragement!  I survived didactic summative week and actually did better than I thought and finished with an A in Didactic summative and 4 of my other 6 classes.  I'm still waiting on my surgery and geriatrics grades which are both teetering between and A/B.

Its a funny feeling now not having to have a book in front of me studying.  I have a couple days to rest then have the White Coat ceremony this weekend then off to clinical rotations.

yeeeeehhhhhaaaaaaaa!!!!!!   ;D

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Re: It's White Coat Time!!
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2011, 08:15:38 PM »
Wow, that really is amazing. Good for you David, nice work!  :)
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Re: It's White Coat Time!!
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2011, 08:15:53 PM »
Dave , ask anything you want about geriatrics, I'll be 70 next may . I can fill you in!!
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Re: It's White Coat Time!!
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2011, 08:23:25 PM »
Congratulations, hope you find more time to post here, you've been missed. Wish I could answer your questions on geriatrics but I turn into a senile seventy-one next week.    BDC

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Re: It's White Coat Time!!
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2011, 09:18:11 AM »
Look out world, I'm approved to care for real people now.  I start out with my internal med rotation then on to either pulmonary or thoracic surgery.  Still having a tough time deciding between the two.

Here's a pic of me after the ceremony:



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Re: It's White Coat Time!!
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2011, 09:19:51 AM »
As my father would say, "Sharp as a tack!" :D
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Re: It's White Coat Time!!
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2011, 09:21:54 AM »
Congratulations, you look good!     BDC

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Re: It's White Coat Time!!
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2011, 04:23:19 PM »
 8) Top drawer buddy... 8)
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming HOOOOYA lets go again baby !!!!!!

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Re: It's White Coat Time!!
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2011, 05:56:50 PM »
So will that be Dr. Yellowjacket from now on then ?  ;D

Well done mate.

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Re: It's White Coat Time!!
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2011, 10:36:40 PM »
congrats on that White Coat,, well deserved and hard earned.


one thing though,, i just realised that if you wee to grow a small mustache,, you would be a near dead ringer for Mr.Whipple !  Please ,dont squeeze the patient!



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Re: It's White Coat Time!!
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2011, 12:44:52 AM »
Nice looking coat! ;) ;D :D  Congratulations!!
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Re: It's White Coat Time!!
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2011, 12:57:08 AM »
Congratulations David

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Re: It's White Coat Time!!
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2011, 06:24:41 PM »
Thanks guys.  Nope, no. "Dr.", the traditional term for PA is usually Mr. but you all can still keep calling me David or YJ, LOL.

Interestingly, my aunt called all excited to tell me that she saw me on the news getting coated but I never got to see it, however, a former co-worker told my parents that she found it on youtube, so for those of you that aren't my FB friends, here is a short video of the ceremony....I'm not sure why they picked me as there were some pretty awesome looking girls both before and after me....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nt9Ln5CnptQ&feature=share

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