Started my new job at the hospital today. This week is all orientation and some redundant computer training, but clinical work should start next week.
It turns out I didn't get the ED slot I tried for. My initial placement is instead going to be on pulmonary med/surg.
If I'd had a choice, I would probably have put pulmonary at the very bottom of my preferences list, just because I know there will be lots of patients with tracheostomies. Out of everything I did in clinicals, trach care was the only thing that ever grossed me out. (It's something about the suctioning.)
I expect I will shift around and look at fellowship openings on other floors. But who knows? I might find out I like the lung unit. In any case I'm sure I'll learn a lot, because the patients are high acuity and have lots of varied problems. If I stay there long I'll be awesome at airway management.