Today was our first clinical day in the Psych ward.
Although I didn't do much today, I still came home beat! It's going to take some getting used to, this full day-job thing!
Our first big test is tomorrow (bad timing with a clinical the day before) and although I don't think it'll be too tough, I'm having last minute doubts and fearing the whole "I-just-forgot-everything-I-know" phenomena.
I'm not very good with pharmacology (the study of medications) and there are a lot of psych meds to learn about: anti-psychotics, anti-manics and mood stabilizers, anti-anxiety drugs/anti-epileptic drugs, and then four different categories of anti-depressants we're learning about, the tricyclics, SSRI's, MAOIs, and atypicals. I've been pounding those into my head all night. I think I'll sleep well.
Meanwhile, my kids were put to bed an hour ago and I still hear them goofing off and fighting in the next room! I'm exhausted--I could have gone to bed at 7! :p
Wish me luck!