Wooo! Finally done with all of my coursework. Now you can officially call me Dr. Stephan. :) My only plans now are to study study study for my board exam on July 2nd. It has been a very awesome memorable six years at Northeastern and although I am sad to leave, I will always be a Husky!
Can you believe everything is in bloom already and it’s not even April?! We’ve had a wave of really nice weather this week with temps reaching the low 80’s! The campus pretty much turns into a beach with weather like that as people are outside enjoying the sunshine and our beautiful school! Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
Well I spent my spring break right here in Boston, working 8 days straight at Children’s! Although I didn’t get a vacation, it’s kind of nice when there are less people around town and it’s definitely nice to have off today! I got to sleep in, I’m going to the gym, and then working on my in-service. (Each of us on clinical are required to present a 30 minute inservice..my topic is pediatric heart transplantation) This week I am getting to see a lot of cool things..like the pain clinic in Waltham, the cerebral palsy clinic, and the infant follow up clinic for babies who are born prematurely. Then this weekend, it’s off to Jersey for a quick visit home!
This just out: Northeastern’s Physical Therapy program jumps to #44 in the nation!:
It’s been a long few days at the hospital. So many kids lately, which is great because it provides more opportunities to learn. I can’t believe I only have 4 and a half more weeks until I’m done with all of my coursework and clinicals! Now it’s really time to crack down and start studying for the boards!
Did everyone have a nice long presidents day weekend? I did! I took a trip home to New Jersey and got to get a lot of wedding planning done. For anyone who is from the NY/NJ area, it’s super easy to get home on the weekends! What I have found to be the best option is megabus: http://www.megabus.com/ If you book your bus early enough, you can go home for as cheap as $1 each way!
Well I’m off to make some dinner and watch the Penguins/Rangers game. My fiance (former Husky) Brad Thiessen will be the back up goalie on the bench tonight!!
So Chicago was really fun! We went to a lot of different educational sessions and I feel like I learned a whole lot. Our poster presentation went well as we got a lot of people coming over and asking questions about our research. Unfortunately, we didn’t get much time to explore Chicago but we did make a trip to Millennium Park to go see the bean!
I’m really excited for work this week. Today, I got to do early intervention which is basically treating young children (age 0-3) in the home or school environment. It was really fun to be doing something different and be exposed to a new patient population. Tomorrow, it’s back to the main hospital for me! Happy almost Valentines day!
Ooooh Mondays. Grande starbucks iced coffee always gets me through the day. :) Only a three day week and then I am off to Chicago for a PT Conference! I will be updating with a lot of posts this Thurs-Sun so stay tuned! Hope everyone has a great week
Phew! The past week or so has been so crazy at Childrens! So many kids in with respiratory issues which is pretty common in the winter season…but who would know it today! I can’t believe it was 63 degrees out today. As soon as I’m done with this post, I’m heading to coldstone for some ice cream. :)
I’m continuing to become more independent with my treatments and documentation and have started to see kids of varying ages and diagnoses which is really awesome and interesting. Soon, I am going to be getting involved with different clinics and focus groups. For example, one that I am particularly interested in is an infant follow up clinic for premature babies! Should be a lot of exciting things to blog about soon :)
I’m off to get some work done! Hope everyone is having a good week!