Melissa's Residency Info Aug 21 , 2006 in Adult Cardiology at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis
I think by far everyone's favorite question for me is "how do you like residency?" For that reason I'm going off onto a brief tangent :) Residency "is what it is." I knew it wouldn't be easy - though I frequently wish it was a bit less demanding. I knew I wouldn't always get a lot of sleep - though I often wish for that too :) The good part about all of it is that I meet really interesting, good people, and I get to feel like a small part of their lives for a brief time (even if it's only because I was the one who found the ice machine for them). It boils down to the fact that I'm in a place God wants me to be, doing the best I can to learn every day. No, I don't always like my job, but I draw strength from the knowledge that I know I'm where I am supposed to be, even if I don't always understand why. Sorry for the diatribe, but that's the short answer to the question :)
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD , "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." Jer. 29:11-13
Pray for her resicency, that she will learn the skills necessary to allow her to excel and give great patient care.
Pray for patience, as she would like to have the knowledge immediately.
Pray for rest, as she doesn't get much these days.
Pray for her caring spirit, that it won't be broken or waiver.
Pray for peace, expecially when she finds herself in emergency sitiations.
Pray for empathy, that patients and family will feel more at ease when the news is bad.
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