Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Going back down the same Path
* Image from Google images
** edited due to some serious, pre coffee errors, LOL!!
So I was reading a blog post on Gradydoctor about a patient encounter she had and I realized that as good as I think I would be at patient care, I don't think a career in it is for me. And obviously this is a HUGE change of heart from what I've been blogging about lately.
There was something about that post where a loved one was dying and the difficult decision was being made to decide to not provide any additional care that had me thinking that I couldn't do this on a regular basis simply because 1) I'm a cry baby and 2), being one regularly basis in a professional setting would be very stressful for me. It also occurred to me that I hadn't done any "people to people" volunteer work in over a year and that that may have been the reason why I was feeling so people contact needy!
You may recall I used to volunteer regularly with Komen but stopped after they decided not to provide funds to planned parenthood, a decision they reversed. I also wasn't pleased at how much of their budget actually goes to providing services to women. But after giving the issue a lot of thought (well over a years worth) and thinking of all the wonderful people I'd met because of this organization, I decided get back involved with them. So I signed up for an event in March of this year where I'll be speaking at a Black church. Speaking of volunteering, I decided against the public health gig after realizing they would need me to be available only during the day and for emergencies, and that wouldn't work for my schedule.
Other news, is that my email was literally blowing up with potential fellowships yesterday, including one with that super big wig I meet with back in October. And it's funny because Sunday, I was feeling like I would have a gig by the end of the week, Monday at the latest. And hopefully I'm right!
At any rate, I think it's VERY safe to say that I'm likely going to stick with Pathology or perhaps something like Preventative Medicine which now has a fellowship option in Clinical Informatics, because as much because I enjoy it, at some point in person's life, starting over and over again needs to come to an end. So now and possibly forever, it's back to Path201X!