Thursday, April 4, 2013

#588 - D is for Delta

In science, the Greek symbol of delta mean "change."

And, sometimes, we need change in our lives
to take us out of a rut...

I started working extra shifts in Sacramento at the beginning of this year,
 so I have been making many trips 
over the hills to work in the "big city."

I did it as a challenge to myself intellectually.
It's good to get out of your comfort zone every once in a while, 
and working in the fast-paced environment of a metropolitan
hospital definitely does that to you.

Whereas I generally see about 20 patients a day in my small rural ED,
we see about 20 patient an hour in the city.
It really tests what you are made of as an ED doc
as you quickly make decisions about diagnoses and tests.

I think it's made me a better doc at my small main hospital.

Like Shania Twain sings, "A change would do you good..."

1 comment:

T. Powell Coltrin said...

Although, ruts feel snug and safe, you can also be buried alive in them. I struggle with ruts but am happier when I climb out of them and try something new.

Love your post.

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