RESIDENCY ROUND UP: Between Me & the Moon

RESIDENCY ROUND UP: Between Me & the Moon

Where I come from the trees grow majestically tall and their evergreen branches blot out all but a sliver of steely gray sky and like a fern I thrive there in the constant half dark. I left thirteen years ago and for the past nine I’ve hoped to move back, but...
MED SCHOOL MADNESS: How to Bloom Where You Are Planted

MED SCHOOL MADNESS: How to Bloom Where You Are Planted

On September 1st, 2016, I moved with my fur baby the 3,000 miles from San Diego to Boston. Luckily my company relocated me and it was an amazing opportunity that I had to seize. But I didn’t know anyone – save a few coworkers I had met maybe once before at our annual...
SURVIVOR STORIES: Assorted Advice

SURVIVOR STORIES: Assorted Advice

My dear husband’s ENT residency was five years long, and we did a lot of “keeping our eyes on the prize” to make it through that time.  I think we were aware that life after residency wouldn’t be all sunshine and lollipops, but like anything...
MED SCHOOL MADNESS: Long Distance Relationship

MED SCHOOL MADNESS: Long Distance Relationship

Long distance relationship. Most people have a heavy heart when they hear these words since long distance is definitely a challenge! But today I want to give some tips, tricks and advice on navigating a LDR with someone in the medical journey. Long distance is hard...
RESIDENCY ROUND UP: Packing my Village

RESIDENCY ROUND UP: Packing my Village

This time of year, maybe even as we speak, a beautiful couple in Oregon is unpacking their Christmas village. A hundred little ceramic houses, a glass ice skating pond, and a fluffy cloud that sprinkles white confetti snow take over their dining room and, when they’re...