Friday, April 23, 2010

Out of the psych ward

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?
Attending: Yes
Do you remember the episode where they get high off of cat urine?
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.

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1 comment:

  1. I love that your attending actually remembered the word for getting high off cat urine.