Yesterday, I finished my 3rd week of clinical rotations. I felt like week 1 and 2 were all about observing, learning and soaking in any information I could. Week 3 has been more about me putting all of that into practice.
Low of the week: Feeling a lot of anxiety knowing I have to talk to patients. I have no problem with plugging a clinical assessment into the computer but I get scared at the thought of talking to patients. Part of it has to do with a lack of confidence and experience. I’m afraid I’m going to say something stupid or they are going to ask me a question I don’t know. This is definitely something I need to work on.
High of the week: I’m able to do more things on my own. Obviously I’m supervised in everything I do but I don’t really feel like I need step-by-step instructions for every single thing.