2. Externship sites were announced today.
FYI Externship is when I spend 10 weeks in fourth year
working as a bona-fide dentist.
Its exciting and terrifying at the same time.
I got the group I wanted (Group B).
This allowed me to choose between two time slots
(all other groups were assigned a time slot) July-October or October-December.
I wanted the third rotation which goes October to December because
it allows me to work in the clinic during summer when the old fourth years are gone and the new third years arent in yet.
So where am I going?
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
It was my number two spot (we ranked our top 8 out of like 24 sites that consisted of sites from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Florida).
And the house I live in is 250 yards from the dental office.
(And the tradition of me living ridiculously close to where
I need to be continues... I freaking love my commutes...
Mostly cause they're non-existent).
I'm still a little anxiety ridden because I'm with another student
who is currently a mystery (and there are a few of my classmates that would kill my patience if I had to spend everyday with them) and I have to be like a real dentist (for real... what is that?).
But I'm not disappointed.
I just want it to be a good experience.
(Please let it be a good experience)
3. I had the most non-stop day ever.
Fixed Sims to CPR to Derrick's birthday.
But A. Fixed sims went decently well
(my instructor came around at one point
to check on our work and he didnt have
anything negative to say)
B. I'm glad I had John in CPR. Plus we got
awesome tacos/burritos after.
C. Best birthday party ever - seriously I
freaking love my friends.
Oh. And did I mention I'm flying to Utah on Thursday?
Cause I am. That is neat.