I hate to say it, but I think yesterday was actually the fun day. I showed up at 8am again, but we got started around 8:15am. I had to watch 3 videos about HIPAA Privacy stuff. Very boring, and not too relevant for me, since I’m not dealing with any confidential patient information.
I also had to wait around for an hour while everyone else took the Mandatory In-Service exam. I’d already taken mine in February with the GME Office. So it was a very boring morning.
The woman from Environmental Health & Safety came back today to give us a few more Medical Center-specific details, I guess. We also had an entire presentation on parking. They were very careful not to mention any costs or prices.
The worst part of the day was sitting through a 2 hour presentation on the new Patient and Family Centered Care, complete with poorly-acted videos filmed at Strong. Yes, it seems like this should be intuitive, if you enter the healthCARE field, but they are actually making doctors and nurses sign a sheet saying that they care. Also, ICARE is an acronym. I find the whole thing upsetting and insulting. But really? 2 hours? That’s too long for that kind of presentation.
I’m glad it’s finally over. Tomorrow I meet with my supervisor and hopefully get into the lab.