Friday, March 21, 2014

3 more hours

My medical school already knows.  My residency program already knows.  In 3 hours, I too will know where I will be beginning my ob/gyn training in a few short months! 

After 5 years of medical school, a year of working while applying, 2 years of a post-bac program, 4 years of undergraduate (though most of that time I thought I was going to be a Rabbi and not a doctor), ... anyhow, there has been a lot of time spent to get to this point.  While time seems to be moving a little slowly right now, it is only a drop in the bucket compared to all the time and energy spent imagining being at this point.

Blessed be our Sovereign of time and space, Who has sustained us, protected us and brought us safely to this moment.

Monday, March 17, 2014

96 hours

96 hours between when I got the email today titled "Did I match?" (Yes!) and when I will get the envelope on Friday with the location. 

For now, I'm just extremely happy with all the confirmation today brings: to know that I have a job come July; that I WILL graduate medical school in 8 weeks as otherwise I'll be in breach of NRMP's contract which the med school would never allow; and that I'm going to be an ob/gyn! 

Also, for now, I will be drinking.  That is the advice I have been given (repeatedly) regarding how to get through this week.  I'm taking it to heart.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Eager, not anxious

Anyone have suggestions or advice for surviving the next 11 days?  I'm so ready to get this show on the road and know what the next 4 years of my life will look like!  Or, at the very least, know where in the country I will be living come June/July. 

March 21st can't come soon enough!