|Appendix of the testis slide from webpathology.com|
Today we had brain sign out, medical terminology and rotations. Surgical pathology is fun and honestly learning the format for dictations here at Duke is the hardest part of doing smalls so far. For some reason I'm trying to say one word (like quote) and another one pops out of my mouth (colon). No idea why, but it is driving me batty! At least we're picking up speed and getting to do a wide variety of small specimens.
Derms are done in a way completely different from what I am used to, which means that so far the only advantages gained from three and a half years of grossing are 1. I can pronounce the word nevus correctly without thinking about it and 2. I know when to call something a macule and when to call it a papule. In the future I may also demonstrate some decent knife handling skills, but for right now this is what I've got :-)