Thursday, January 6, 2011

I got it!!!

It seems crazy that 12 months ago I was nervously and excitedly starting out on my journey into the new graduate program and my new career. I was looking forward to placements in gastrointestinal surgery, stoke & infectious diseases and then finally in paediatrics and while I have enjoyed and learnt skills on each of these rotations one in particular has stood out as an area of particular interest for me.
12 months on and I've almost (9 shifts to go!!) finished the new graduate program and am moving onto a transitional nursing position. We were required to put in preferences for work areas and had to complete and submit a professional portfolio. The preferences, along with our portfolios would decide on the positions for 2011.

For me it was a no-brainer when it came to preferences, I was desperate to get back to gastro surg. It's a very acute area (often described as a step down ICU) and I love the thrill and adrenalin of the very very sick patients. The anatomy and surgical interventions are also extremely interesting to me and it's an area that is constantly developing with new things to learn all the time!

So I put my preferences & portfolio in, crossed my fingers and waited....and waited....and waited.

I GOT IN!! I GOT GASTRO SURG!!! Starting back on the 10th of February I can't wait to get in there, use and learn some skills and be part of an amazing team! 2011 is going to be an exciting year!


Trudi said...

Yay! So happy you got your choice. I think I used to work with some of the girls that are there, when gastro was on 7A 8+ years ago. You'll love it. And a huge congrats to you for finishing your new grad and still loving it.

Mrs B said...

Yayyy!! So glad that you go into your fav area. Sounds very interesting (wondering if you see anything to do with banding/bypass surgeries too?).

Hard to believe its been nearly 12mths! Scary how fast its gone.

(on a side note, got to laugh at the word verification... promedst .. does that stand for professional med student or what? LOL)

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