I have been incredibly busy with work and school, and for my one class I've been commuting into downtown Seattle as part of a "clinical practicum", doing nine days of work at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Every Thursday and Friday I will go there (starting last Thursday) until February 18. Then, I will do three days at a medical insurance outfit fairly close by, and another three days at a LTC (long-term care facility) fairly close by. I have to do 15 days total to get complete credit. When I'm completely done in June I will have a two-year associate degree and can sit for exams to become an RHIT (registered health information technician). My goal right now is to become a cancer/tumor registrar, but I'm open to other things I may not be aware of. I will also be earning a certificate in coding and can also sit for different exams to become a credentialed medical coder.
I apologize for not updating the blog, or swinging by the blogs of those that I read regularly. Please bear with me until things settle down. I also have major homework in my other two classes. I will try to update as I can and keep in touch with reading other blogs.
BTW: Bandit goes ballistic when I get home after being gone. My clinic visits are from 8 a.m. to 2:30, so with travel to and fro I'm pretty much gone from 7:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. I hate the commute. Driving 60 mph is out of my comfort zone.