Sunday, April 24, 2011

The flip side

Since last posting I've moved apartments, progressed to a 3rd year medical student, and gained a year on my age. I surpassed Step 1 and now am just praying that I passed as I patiently wait for my score. I've also passively watched as state governments have chipped away more and more on abortion access. It seems that as I get closer to my role of a comprehensive reproductive health care provider, reproductive health care becomes more and more restricted.

This week [after passover ends] I'll be in 2 different states: flying to one state for a national leadership retreat and then to another to present a poster of my summer research. When I return, next Tuesday, I begin my clinical rotations!!! So I have until next Tuesday to learn how to keep my [very] liberal views to myself as I gain on the job training from superiors...

Friday, April 15, 2011

pesach sameach!

Taking a very quick break from step 1 cramming to share this pesach video with you. It is cute. Totally worth the 2 minutes.

Pesach sameach! Next time I post, it'll be after step 1...

Monday, April 4, 2011

Time to get serious!

I deactivated my facebook account and put up a vacation message on my gmail account. The final stretch to Step 1 is bringing with it a new level of commitment. I don't want to look back with any regrets and say "if only I had spent less time [insert blank] and more time studying I could have been a dermatologist*".

*Note: I have no actual desire to be a dermatologist, just a desire to match in a competitive city in not such a competitive specialty. I have nothing against dermatology and dermatologists though!

Assuming no major life changing moments occur while in my study hole, this will also conclude my blogging until post-exam. See you on the flip side! (G!d willing I survive to see the flip side.)

2 weeks

Step 1 in the morning followed by liberation from Egypt after dark. All in a days work, right? Very much looking forward to the 4 cups of freedom!