Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Back to Work

Due to all the hassle regarding my last placement I requested my exit forms from my academic tutor. She said "No", she was point blanc refusing to let me leave. So I attended a crisis meeting where it was agreed I'd spend a further week on the ward and my mentors would no leave my sight. This worked well and I got all my proficiencies signed off. Unfortunately me handing my documentation in late was an immediate fail ....or so I thought. As my academic tutor was so determined not to loose me she arranged for all my paperwork to....go away. It was very nice. Even had I completed the placement normally there would be a mountain of paperwork for me to sign but shes taken care of all of it. She also felt that I needed something to bolster my resolve. Something to hold on to and help me through the harder times. She told me I am guarenteed a placement in A&E in my third year. The day we accept the offer to start the course at the university they have the whole three years of placements mapped out. Its nearly impossible to change their plans and we are not allowed to know where our placements are other than the next one. So she bent a few rules but It has helped. I get my dream placement at the perfect time.

So I'm in a fairly good mood. The university are bending over backwards to ensure I stay (which I may be taking advantage of a bit). However I have two assignments due in soon so I am currently sat in the library trying my hardest not to start them. I have been fairly socially active with the other memebers of my course recently and some of them raised a point that my 'intellect is very intimidating' my immediate reaction to this was to laugh. Then I realised I have a fairly broad knowledge of most things, but very little in depth knowledge of anything. I know enough to know I dont know anything but the range and variety of my knowledge must present very differently to how I thought it did. I found this information very unsettling.

My first assignment is on Long Term Conditions. I had chosen Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia but my academic tutor suggested this might be showing off a little. So I have decided to write one on COPD. I am still planning on writing the same assignment on CLL but I wont submit it. I find the condition facinating and writing this assignment will cause me to efficiently explore the medical and social implications. Is it sad that I do things like that?

1 comment:

Sage said...

Glad things worked out for you, and you are back 'enjoying' your course. Don't be too downhearted at your fellow student's comments we each have different skills and abilities. My knowledge, like yours is broad but I get fascinated by details and I have survived up until now unscathed.