>>12604499>you get to do procedures but I guess that's a nice one
Yeah, being in that niche inbetween therapy and surgery is my favourite part; I'd be incredibly bored if I didn't have anything to do with my hands
I also like all the medical tech/equipment we get to work with
I feel like having some skills that you're objectively good at helps with being valuable, because otherwise it seems like so much of medical career revolves around networking and socializing, which I, being on 4chan, am bad at>Did you suffer from imposter syndrome or something like that? How long did it take for you to get used to it?
At first for sure, especially considering that I've always been the weird asocial type, so suddenly talking to patients - strangers - all day from a position of authority/confidence and having to order nurses(who are often older and more experienced than you) around was uncomfortable; but I had 2 years of internship(kinda equivalent to your residency, where you're kinda a doctor, but only work under supervision of a senior one) to get used to it before actual independent work. If anything, the experience has helped me socially to become more extroverted and sociable(or at least pretend to be).
Still, if I've had a hardcore shift and been placing central lines, intubating, doing spinals and pleural taps all day, it's a weird feeling to come home and play Dark Souls or Paradox gsgs and shitpost on 4chan with those same hands that were doing the above - almost feels like doctors are *supposed* to have some 'mature' lifestyle.
In the same vein, when everything goes smooth and patients/relatives are thanking you after surgery and treating you like this respectable doctor-person who was responsible for their/their dad's life, I think to myself 'if only they knew what absurd infantile shit I'm doing in my spare time'