I’m quiet tired, so my writing will probably reflect that. I just got home from a 13hr shift, so it’s gonna be quick and short.
Had my first precepting/orientation shift today. For a busy station that I was stationed at, it was pretty quiet, we didn’t have a call till near noon then it got busy from all the snow and we went into overtime. Overall it was a rather chill day(6 calls in total, 70% MVIs–Motor Vehicle Incidents). I feel pretty lucky, not in terms of intense calls, but for the fact that I had an awesome and very knowledgeable preceptor. He was very thorough and explained/discussed each call with me in depth. He also asked me questions and got me thinking a lot, was very approachable in questions, and brought up some interesting points. I think what I liked most was how he was really there to help me learn. Since it was a quiet day, he could have just sat with me and watched tv, or did his things, but he didn’t. Instead he’d ask me if I wanted to run some sims with him down in the bay. It’s too bad I only got one shift, I would like to do more rides with him and gain more experience.
Today really taught me how little I know and much I still have yet to learn. Not just in terms of skills and details, but also in my thought processes during a call, to think critically. I can’t wait for the next two months of school which will get me into the heart and meat of it all.