Saturday, April 9, 2011

3 am

With the deafening silence of the dawn all around me, I sit alone in the office, with a blank computer screen, phones lying quietly at the side, and the overwhelming compulsion to write something for this blog which has been quite dormant the last few weeks.

I glance at the clock, it's 3:16 am, there is a pile of yellow and orange envelopes in front of me, piling evaluation forms to one side, and the books that need to be read on the other. I look at the 20 or so admissions written in a barely legible scrawl on the white board, reminding me of the census and logbooks that need to be completed before the end of this year.

The monster that is residency has been on my back for a full 2 and a half years now and it hasn't gotten any lighter and fellowship is right around the proverbial corner. A corner which consists of specialty board exams, oral exams, among other unique challenges.

In the meantime,  I'll get started on the mountains of paperwork, the books that are laid out in front of me, these evaluations that need filling up, and the unenviable task of steering this ship.