My placement at the second best hospital in Canada is going great. However, time has flown by and I’m nearly at the end of it; only two more weeks to go!!!
The hours I am working have kept me sleep deprived as I’m not used to going to bed so early and waking up at 3:30 a.m. every day; that’s the time I normally go to sleep. 🤦🏻♀️ Now I’m getting up at that time and that has definitely been a challenge. However, my body has finally adjusted and I’m actually liking this schedule now. Sadly, it’s almost over.
To be honest, I was a bit nervous about doing my placement at a busy hospital. I mean, the goal was always to get into a hospital, however, I hadn’t anticipated that actually happening. This wasn’t my first hospital of choice; I wanted to be at the big oncology hospital downtown. However, I am definitely glad that I ended up in this hospital because it has received awards as the second best hospital in Canada and is a top leading hospital in the world. They’re known for their expertise in healthcare and going above and beyond for patient assistance; which I personally think is a fantastic thing to be recognized for.
The one thing that surprises me the most everyday is how friendly everyone is. From surgeons to administrative staff to housekeeping and even directors; everyone is so polite and welcoming. I have been to other hospitals around Toronto but none where everyone is so helpful and nice and not just to each other but to everyone that walks through the door. It’s very reassuring considering the clusterfuck our politicians are making of our healthcare system, but that’s a whole other topic in itself.
Anyway, that’s where I am: two weeks of placement left, then my exit interview, my solo trip to a place on my bucket list and finally graduation. Woot! It’s going to be a busy few weeks and I promise, you’ll hear about this trip soon.
Until then, stay blessed and have an awesome week.