So this is the week of the AAPA conference, which means my boss is out of town enjoying all the continuing education opportunities and sight seeing available in Portland. Hopefully she's having a good time and not worrying too much about things back home... And as though the universe wanted me to not have to call her with any problems, it has been a relatively calm week. I've even been able to leave around 5, which has been great! I like being able to have everything done by then, some days it is harder since we accept specimens until then and I gross whatever comes in. And then there are other days when there aren't a lot of specimens but the ones I have are time consuming (oh colons and lymph node hunting, sometimes they are my worst enemy).
At some point I will have to worry about continuing education credits, but for now it is something to think about for the future. It is one of those things they told us about during second year that has been sort of filed away for future reference (I do remember that it is 45 credits in 3 years, and there are online ways to track your credits, etc). Conferences are a great way to get a lot of credits in a short amount of time, but they also come with a price tag and require time away from work/home/family.