A little over a month ago we had our rotation roll out. The excitement in the air that day was crazy. We had been waiting a long time to find out and we were ecstatic the time was finally here. For me, I couldn’t be happier with my rotations.
Granted there are places I am going I don’t know a single soul and fear making friends, finding a place to live and not becoming a hermit. But overall I am beyond excited for the experience that lies before me. Our clinical coordinators spend hours working on schedules and making phone calls and I do not envy their job in the least bit. Plus, I trust they know way better than I do what rotations will challenge me and help me become the best healthcare provider I can be. So I am excited to step into the unknown and trust my expectations will be blown away.
For those of you wondering what my rotations are…I will share a few. The rotation I am naturally the most excited about is in Mali, Africa. I have been chosen to be a part of the team with Medicine for Mali. I am one of two students chosen from the PA 2011 class and hold the honor dearly. I can’t wait for the amazing opportunities I will have to care for and love the people of Mali. I am counting down the days till I get to meet the people I have prayed for and longed to care for, for such a long time.
Another rotation I am ecstatic about is my cardiovascular surgery rotation. I have always been so intrigued with the human heart and believe this will expand my knowledge in such a great way. My other rotations are all over the place: Des Moines, North Carolina, Cherokee, Ia, and many more.
I will keep you updated throughout the year about my time at these rotations and the awesome stuff I am learning. So wish me luck because I will need it.