Do NOT, under any circumstances, start working at two different hospitals in the same month. You'll mis-remember all the door codes, wear the wrong ID badge, and won't be able to tell all the Amandas, Daves and Chris-es apart.
Couldn't resist the title--have you noticed how sub-sub specialized medicine is becoming? Tonight I begin the first run of night shifts at Macy's (four nights in a row, a mere warm-up to doing as many as eight). I haven't had regularly scheduled in-hospital night shifts since residency Night Float rotation. I'm a bit rusty at the night routine and have to re-create the correct timing of coffee, protein-rich meals versus carb-rich meals. Meanwhile, the white noise machine and blackout curtains haven't arrived, so this weekend might be less slick than I'd hoped. Cross your fingers for me.
So I've started working as a hospitalist at Macy's, having worked four day shifts to get a feel for the place and a lay of the land. I've located all the bathrooms and all the working fax machines. I have a yeoman's grasp upon the EMR, which is pretty good and makes life as a resentful Gimbels refugee at least 15% easier than that of a harried Gimbels hospitalist. Everyone is very nice and does a very professional job and I really have nothing to complain about. Not that I'm going to let this stop me, no sir-ree.