Yet another short and quick blog post. Some of you have asked what my research subject is. Confessedly, I have to say that I will not do my PhD on pedagogy, digital media or anything that has to do with what I actually know something about. Two weeks before application due day I had a talk to my professor and it ended out in an email to the Endoscopy Unit at Skåne University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden (where I´ve been working in the summer breaks). I simply asked if they might be interested in having me as a PhD student and that my research proposal was about quality assurance of patient satisfaction during endoscopic procedure. Within 40 minutes I had an extremely encouraging and benevolent positive answer from both the head and the manager of the unit. The air of propitiousness made me believe in my own ability, and without thinking too much, I dived in with such a delight and joy, reading, writing and learning about my new subject. So, this is where I stand now… Accepted for third cycle studies (about to start in two weeks), the feeling of knowing absolutely nothing and just… you know… puddle and splashing around trying to figure out where to start.
Reminder to myself: Proceed as if limits to your ability do not exist!