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People will wonder why this blog is needed, why minority midwifery student? It's very simple actually; I was looking for this blog...but I couldn't find I created it. We all have unique experiences, and every experience, every story, can help someone else. I am a black girl from the hood at an ivy league professional school. That, alone, is reason enough to write. Somebody was looking for this blog. Someone wanted proof that what I'm doing can be done - even when you come from where we come from.

To that person especially, WELCOME.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Exam Week

I'm supposed to be studying for my comprehensive exam, but really I can't even get into a groove. Burnout is here and settled. I feel like if I don't know it by now, after 3 years of school, I'm not going to know in the next two days, and the best thing I can do for myself is relax. I miss the blogsphere. I miss writing. I miss my life of long ago, lol. I applied for one CNM job that I'm not expecting to get. And one RN job that I really thought I was a good candidate for, but never got a call back.

I need to apply to much more, but I really am not sure I want to spend more time doing full scope midwifery just yet... integration was amazing, but also very, very tiring and even at 3/4 the schedule of a real midwife, I don't think I could keep up that pace for very long... 

Ciarin, (and the rest of you ;o) how in the world do you do it?


Rj said...

If you don't do full scope, what is your plan?

You're almost there...breathe

Ciarin said...

As far as comps go - you are absolutely correct - let it go. You are better prepared then you think you are. Either you know it or you don't and nothing will change that at this point. Keep your head up, be proud of your accomplishments!

It's kinda funny because I look at my schedule/life and see how crazy it can be at times. But then I imagine being in a smaller practice and being on 24/7 or even sharing call with only one other midwife - that I could not handle!

Good luck with whatever you decide on jobs - keep us posted. I couldn't possibly go back to being a staff RN right after I finished - I quit that job to teach because I just couldn't stand it.

cou said...

Hey, I am interested in what school you go to. You probably don't want to post it here and I understand you, how can I pm you? I ask because I will start a similar program in May and wondering if its the same school...

Loving Pecola said...

Hi Cou, you're right I won't share the school I attend on this site. But I can say that it isn't the same as yours because we have no May start dates for any of the programs :o)

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