I commented in my last blog post that it had been nearly a year since my previous post, and that I hoped I would be more frequent with my updates as I encountered new challenges during my pediatrics and psychiatry rotations. However, it has been nearly a year since that post and I have not been keeping up-to-date with comments on the problems I experienced in pediatrics and psychaitry. The main reason for that is that this year has been rather uneventful. Finally, a year without too many problems!
I did encounter one - my university wanted to declare to an external body that I have Asperger syndrome, and I was very vehemently against this. I was very vocal about this, and eventually convinced them not to breach my confidentiality on this instance, but I have learned that it has already been breached a few times internally within the faculty. However, I am not at all surprised by this and I would rather keep my head down and focus on the end goal. Especially when it is so close - I have passed all of my exams for this year, which means one more year left!
I am going abroad for my medical elective soon, and I might pen a blog post on any problems I encounter there - new country, new culture - I don't really know what to expect. I probably won't be posting as often as I once did when I return, unless I find myself in a situation where I feel a lot can be learned, but I will still be happy to answer any questions readers might have about having Asperger's and being a medical student. There have been a few things I have learned during this past year too that I will write about soon, and I'm happy to take requests, but for now I must get ready for my trip.
Wish me luck!