Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Neurology 3 Days In

Tomorrow is day 4 of neurology. I don't have to be there until between 8-9 everyday! That is so late and I love it. Plus I get a 1 hr lunch in which I get to come home since it's so close to home. My preceptor is actually pretty fantastic but he is making me know the neuroanatomy of the upper and lower extremity. Now, this doesn't sound too hard except that when I learned this the first time, it was over 3 years ago, and well, it's not really that interesting. And he doesn't just want me to know the musculature, he wants me to know them ALL, their innervation, the cord, trunk and level of innervation. Oh em gee. And how does he pimp me? When we're doing an EMG on a patient (takes a while, lots of sitting down) and he asks the patient if they want a neuroanatomy lesson. Yup, the patient always says yes. So I'm stuck getting pimped in front of the patient for a good 20-30 minutes. Lovely. This means that my nights are spent studying....hard. I study harder right now than I did while on my audition rotations!