So far, I'm enjoying being at Kaiser a lot. In a short week, I've seen a number of diseases and syndromes that I was constantly studying about during Step 1 and Step 2. If I was on a different rotation, I might very well have never seen any of these cases. Some of them include things like Neurofibromatosis 1 and 2, Tuberous sclerosis, Klinefelter's, Ectodermal dysplasia, and kids with Arnold Chiari malformations and myelomeningoceles. It's a lot to take in but the best part is that there's enough free time for me to research and brush up on everything while I'm at the hospital. It makes learning and remembering the diseases that much easier when I can correlate real life to what I read in the textbook or on the internet.
|It was a gloomy day today in Oakland with a little bit rain!|
A ton of research is going into genetics as it's still one of the biggest subjects in science. There have been leaps and bounds made in the last 50 years in the field but there are many more breakthroughs that must arise before genetic testing will become more helpful. It's truly a field that has so much more potential ahead for it and one that many more people will continue to utilize as research and further medical advancements are made. If I decide to go into genetics, one thing I'll know for certain is that it will never be an obsolete field....and that's pretty reassuring!