sorry for the dismal portrayal sometimes it really is kind of a slap--or many slaps--in the face. don't get me wrong, incoming folks: i've had a blast so far and i've learned a lot more than i could even imagine. i hope you feel the same, if not in junior I, at least by the time you graduate.
i'll be honest with you: i'm not into OB at all. i miss peds. i thought i was going to hate it and ended up having the most fabulous experience i've had during the last four years of school. so yes, go little kids and g&d! i hope you're enjoying it!
and, by the way, who are you? i wonder if i've ever run into you before and not known it, haha
she's right. again. i should have clarified. you could summarize junior 1 clinicals like this: for the first half, you learn how to "communicate". you get communication drilled in to you.for the second half, you start your CNA like skills and medications in a nursing home setting. depending on the way your rotations line up, you may not be able to do skills in a hospital until halfway into junior II. you could possibly have inpatient psych first half, where you listen and listen and listen some more with the occasional talking.
p.s. take note of the time of this reply. depending on where you are and where you have to go, look forward to it :) if you're like me and live at night, it might be a rough transition.