Thankfully, I was trained by what I feel are some of the best of the best pediatricians around. I feel so fortunate to have developed the kind of relationships I did with some of my attendings, a relationship where I know if I ever needed anything, they are only a phone call away.
Back to the first day...I hate first days. I hate not knowing the people I am working with. I am so lucky that I not only get to work with my husband, but I also get to work with one of my best friends, who is the other pediatrician at the clinic.
My first day started with my husband trying to orient me as much as he could, thank God for him or I don't know what I would have done. I tried to somewhat put my new office together! I will say that is a big perk...having my own office :) It's fun trying to figure out how to personalize it just for me.
I then shadowed another one of the docs to try to familiarize myself with the EMR in the morning and had a 4 hr tutorial in EMR in the afternoon. It was a long day! And kinda boring, considering I HATE EMR. And really, who learns EMR from someone just going through it with you. I know I don't! I have to actually go through it with a real patient. We will see how that goes!
I am very thankful that everyone that works here seems very nice and very willing to help me in anyway they can. And I am so very blessed to have this job and to be able to work in the same building as my husband. All-in-all I am so glad the dreaded first day is over and I am so ready to fast forward a few weeks to where I feel comfortable with this new adventure. Stay tuned!