It's official...!

I got the externship position at the pediatrics office!!! :) I've been doing a happy dance ever since I left the office.

I left a little early since I hadn't been there before, and I wanted to get there, park and get in there a few minutes early. It ended up being in this huge parking garage/lot with TONS of buildings, and I was freaking out because I tend to be directionally challenged. I did end up making it on time though.

Walking into the front door to the doctor's office put a smile on my face. It was so colorful, bright and had tons of fun things. One wall was a huge fish tank with brightly colored fish and the walls were decorated with Disney posters and whatnot. All the sweet babies in the waiting room were so precious! Seriously, how can you NOT be happy in a pediatrician's office?!

I sat and watched sweet babies play with each other until I was called back by the head nurse for my "interview".

We sat in one of the exam rooms and she just asked me some questions about when I needed to start, and if I needed full-time or part-time. She let me know how the office works, when they start seeing patients and when they stop seeing patients. She also let me know that they do not do venipuncture in the office, but they do plenty of heel sticks, finger pricks and injections. She assured me that I'd get plenty of hands-on experience. Very exciting!

She did say for the first week I have to wear my school scrubs so that way everyone around the office will be acquainted with me, then after that I can wear any scrubs that I would like.

They also don't mind if I wear my crocs. I know, I know - ugliest shoes ever, but I can't help the fact that they are RIDICULOUSLY comfortable! Awful, I know. This is a nice change because at school we can't wear them. Something about what if a needle falls and goes through one of the holes.. what are the odds of that happening?! Slim to none, I tell ya!

She did ask that I not wear my nose ring (yes, I have my nose pierced, sorry if you don't like it!) I immediately felt bad because I meant to take it out before I went into the interview. She said it was okay and she thought it was cute, but in pediatrics, the parents don't always like it. Totally understandable! I've had it done for long enough that leaving it out all day won't close it up.

So, I just have to get through the rest of this week at school, tomorrow is our senior assembly, which means a blow off day. :) Then, on Thursday I show up long enough to take my exams, and I will be an MA starting on Monday! I am ecstatic.

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Resisting Perfection said...

Awesome! Congratulations girl!

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Mama Hen said...

Congratulations Amber! You go girl! That is pretty cool you have a nose ring! I wish you really well! Go celebrate!

Mama Hen

Katie said...

Congrats! How exciting... :) And yay for being able to wear comfy shoes.

Lola! said...

Congrats Amber!!!very proud, and excited for you!

Andrea said...

Congratulations! That's awesome! Thanks for checking out my blog! I'm now following you back!


Sarah said...

Congrats! I'm a new follower from Follow Me Back Tuesday.
I hope you'll come check me out at PS Mom Reviews and follow me too!
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Crazy Brunette said...


DO NOT apologize for having a nose ring!!! Fuck 'em if they don't like it!! (other bloggers I mean, not your boss! haha!!!)

I used to have my tongue pierced, and I goot shit all over all the time for it!!!


Congrats bitch!

Mama Hen said...

Congrats again Amber! Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!

Mama Hen

Vikkie said...

That's fantastic! Congratulations! I can only imagine how happy you are to be doing your passion =)

Lindsay said...

That's so exciting!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Steph S. said...

Hi Amber - I'm your newest follower! Congrats on your position! I know what you mean about crocs - I work in the "quality improvement" department of a mental healthcare agency, and we always have people harping at us about regulating Crocs in our nursing department - like you said, it's the whole "needle" thing, among various other "what ifs"! Wear those cros and enjoy 'em!

JoJo said...

Yea you go girl!!!

Sounds like a fabulous job. The only down side of working in peds is putting up with some crazy uptight parents, but what can you do. The kids make it worthwhile

I simply can't condone the croc wearing.

I'm sure you understand this.

Beauty hurts bitch ;-).


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