Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Life in Dermatology

Did you know that there are over 2,000 dermatologic conditions that have been described?  Good luck to me, trying to learn them during these next three weeks while I rotate through the dermatology department.  My required, 300 page dermatology text doesn't even begin to scratch the surface!

Medical school is an exercise in humility.  I constantly find my self wavering between relief and gratefulness that I am getting to do these elective senior rotations and horror at the amount of information that I still don't know.  It is sort of like parenting in many ways: I am infinitely thankful for my children and terrified by how much I have to wing parenting most of the time.

I will need more than luck, so wish me God's grace and wisdom as I tackle all these rashes :)


B-Mama said...

Everything in my dermatology world relates to contact dermatitis. Where's the hydrocortisone?! :) Prayers and Good luck!

The Parretts said...

The only thing I've learned since finishing med school and now almost halfway through residency (and keep learning) is that the more you know the more you realize you don't know!
But it gets more fun that is for sure...