Just got done with psychiatry. I had a great time. I was in a general adult ward where most patients were voluntary. The staff was great and the patients were very interesting. What was really cool was that in their short stay of 3 to 5 days, most patients actually got better... not something I thought would happen quickly. What was even cooler was that there were no residents, so I was actually a useful part of the team and my patients were my patients. I got to interview them first, I got to write their admission notes, I got to do their discharges. This is probably the closest I've felt to a doctor.
Just for fun, here's something amusing that happened during the rotation:
Attending (while talking to a crack addict that didn't want to stop): You need to stop smoking rock and get addicted to something else. Like this (shows a picture of his cat). You can start getting high off of this.
Me (later): Dr. X do you watch South Park?
Me: Do you remember the episode where they get high off of cat urine?
Attending: It's called cheesing.
Attending (later, to patient): You should probably ignore what I said earlier about getting high off your cat. It's called cheesing and it's bad.