Friday, August 10, 2007

New Job!

Yesterday, I received my "official" job offer, even though the Mammo supervisor already let me know I "had" the job. I am really excited for the opportunity to specialize my training in the Radiology field by learning the art of Mammography. Mammography is a low-dose X-ray procedure used to produce a film or digital image of your breast. The image is called a mammogram. Often, this procedure can identify breast cancer long before it can be detected by a physical examination. This job is a great opportunity not only because the images are so vital to primary care in the field of women's health, but also becuase I only work rotating Saturdays, and NO (yes you read that right!) call!!!!! This means that I will no longer have to worry about the infamous 3 a.m. pager blow up or the call that brings me down to the department only to find that I really didn't need to be there. I am also really looking forward to not having to work the E.R. or the O.R. as neither of these areas are in need of a quick mammogram to dx a patient. I have a lot to be thankful for with the offer of this new job and I am happy to make myself equal to the task. Now of course, when feb. rolls around and I am studying for my mammo boards like a mad woman that will be another story :-)


Jenn said...

Congratulations! I had my first mammo last year, and while it was a nerve-wracking experience (they were checking out a lump... I'm officially "too young" for a normal one), they were so great. I think it's a opportunity to do a wonderful service, and be a huge comfort, to many, many women. Good luck!

LeMira said...

So this is a very, very late comment on this post, but I just realized that you have this blog . . . you're so secretive! Post more, post more!!