When my world first fell apart last year, everyone's way of offering comfort was to say, "These things happen for a reason." I cannot express with enough emphasis just how much I hate that statement. There was one person, however, who never made this statement. Instead, this very wise and respected woman said to me: "I… Continue reading Fellowship Fortune
The problem is, that I thought I was part of a community. Maybe I was, but maybe I wasn't. It's easy to pretend or to fabricate an idea that something is what you want, even when it really isn't that way at all. I'm not sure what is worse: being abandoned by the community you… Continue reading The Truth of a Community
Today I was called to the OR to be the "Vagina Girl." Sound exciting? Well, it's not the most glamorous job in the OR, but at least it's something to do. The "vagina girl," (AKA bottom end person) is responsible for putting a long instrument into the uterus from the vagina and move it around… Continue reading Vagina Girl
Match day did not go as planned. I didn't get my first choice - my home program - which has really shocked everyone I know. I didn't get my second choice, either. So, all that fretting over which to pick first and second really didn't matter. I got my third choice. I am still going… Continue reading Shattered
Where I live, all post graduate medical programs hold their residency interviews in a three week period. My medical school gives us the full three weeks off of clinical duties to alleviate the stress of all the travelling and planning for interviews. A while back, when I submitted my applications, I made the decision to… Continue reading 5 Days. 5 Cities. 5 Interviews.