Saturday, June 9, 2012
From Bioinformatics to Health Informatics?
The week since my last post has been pure hell especially on my job. I've read my deceased cat's autopsy report (metastatic cancer), hired an attorney for my job situation, tried to recapitulate my life there over the past almost year which isn't easy, and have also been rethinking changing my current career focus from Bioinformatics to clinical/medical Informatics.
Here again is yet another opportunity I had offered about 2 years ago to learn EPIC which is the software which runs clinical information at a significant number of hospitals, but at that time it would have required a move back to NC which I wasn't feeling. Funny what a difference 2 years makes, I'd seriously consider that change now especially in light of what's going on in my current job situation where I was told by an HR rep that my pursuit of contesting Mr. Insecure's final warning to me would be a "loose, loose" situation for me. Well I guess it's a good thing my attorney see's otherwise, what can I say yet again I KNEW before I took this gig it would be a disaster (see previous posts from Aug 2011).
Then I think about the first Black graduate of one of the military academies who was silenced for 4 years by his classmates while he was there and by silenced I mean that NONE of his classmates said a word to him the entire 4 years he was there. I also think about my grandmother who desperately wanted to finish high school in 1920, but it was against the law for Black students to attend the nearest high school so she ended up being a maid for white families instead until she started her own family. Or the many, many, MANY other struggles of people of color who've had to deal with seemingly insurmountable obstacles and who did JUST that. OVERCAME!!!
I too will overcome, in the spirit of many others who look like me and have done the same!! More than that, there are so many people all over the world dealing with FAR bigger issues than I am, so I'm going to choose to fall back on my faith, stop the worrying, and let God handle the rest!
Just a note to my readers that I probably won't be posting much over the next months or so while I deal with things in my personal life and make some decisions/adjustments to my current professional goals. But be back I will, hopefully with updates on how my efforts towards med school admission are going!