Yesterday was Canada Day.
That also means it was start of the new residency year day.
I am officially a PGY3 (well, I am still missing a few evaluations from PGY2, but barring surprise failure, I am a PGY3) and today is my first day of doing actual Radiation Oncology for the rest of residency (minus my medical education elective). I’m a happy girl.
I started off my first day as an R3 on call. I’m just festive like that.
It was a sunny, beautiful day. Everyone and their dog was out for celebrations dressed in red and white and I was off to the hospital (also in red because for some odd reason, having to work made me festive). I waded through seas of people coming and going to various festivities, dodged a parade route that they were closing strangely early and all of that good stuff before even 9 in the morning. Getting coffee was a challenge because the first two places I tried were closed. I had to settle for the very Canadian, but not festive enough to close Tim Horton’s (ugh).
The fact that it is home call, however, was good. It meant I got to spend some of the afternoon sitting out on the deck with the husband and the cat watching the crazies and waiting for a page. I even got a little bit of work reading done. A little bit. Oh, and we took a M family selfie.
Happy day late Canada Day and residency New Years!