Residency Orientation Week

I just wanted to send a little note out into the ocean of cyberspace! My family medicine residency orientation began last Wednesday and continues for two more days. Friday is my first day, starting on an intense family medicine inpatient service, and I am nervous and excited.
There are many little transitions like moving into a place, living away from the husband for two weeks, moving where there is no family, entering residency etc! And I have never in my life received so many little tasks for checking mail/e-mail/baskets as well as documentation/double documentation.
To be busy in the next few days will be a blessing. I think the distraction of actual work and the reality of a huge support system will settle in. While I would not wish away this time–full of little dinners with my intern class as well as procedure courses–I will feel more settled once “work” begins.
I hope this finds you readers well. I also hope I am not the first nor the last to feel small and important, scared and glad all at once, take care, Hopeful Doc M.D.

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