I am beginning to realize that medical school requires even more acronyms then the Army. One of my classes is called Foundations of Osteopathic Patient Care (FOPC). Despite the name, however, the class is basically learning beginning doctoring. How to do a physical, how to write a SOAP note, how to take a history, and all the many things I will have to learn to work with patients in the future.
Part of starting FOPC is getting my doctor’s bag. I realize that I actually paid for the bag with tuition, but seeing all of the new instruments laid out, it felt like Christmas morning.