Thursday, December 30, 2010

End of Year Review

So this is it. 2010 is soon to be left to the history books and 2011 is ready to take it's first breaths.

The most important question is "What did I learn this year?" because if you ignore the past, you are doomed to repeat it.
  1. Fear is a lousy basis for decision making.
  2. Slow down.
  3. Listen.
  4. Ask questions if you don't understand.
  5. Taking breaks with a resident is good for you and the resident.
  6. Taking breaks away from the residents is good for you and the residents.
  7. Taking breaks away from your coworkers is not a bad idea, either.

The second most important question is, "What are my goals for next year?" because floundering through a year without a purpose is a waste of a perfectly good year.

  1. Go back to working the floor versus working in the med room.
  2. Take more breaks with my residents.
  3. Take fewer breaks with my coworkers.

Have a happy and safe New Year celebration. See you next year.

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