Men you have a fair warning. You may not want to read this post about my Urology rotation. I had to do it though because I have gotten to do some cool stuff. I have finished three days of clinical rotations and they have been really fun (minus the wired urology stuff).
Day 1: saw patients in the Ben Taub Urology clinic, watched a prostate biopsy, did the next prostate biopsy, did a rectal exam, review alot of CTs and Xrays of kidneys and cancer.
Day 2: performed a circumcision from the incision to the sutures on an adult male, scrubbed in and closed the incisions with sutures on a vasectomy, did some history and physicals on my own, getting more comfortable with people dropping their pants when I walk in the room.
Day 3: screened patients for surgery readiness in the pre-op clinic, observed a radical resection of the prostate (removal of the entire prostate)--- very bloody.
Day 4: plan to scrub in on a nephrectomy (removal of a kidney) and see kids in the pediatric urology clinic.
Some of this medical talk may be awkward for people to read, but it is what I am doing for the next 3 weeks. It was not my first choice, but I am enjoying it none the less. Just be glad I resisted the urge to post a picture of genitalia on the blog.