Tuesday, March 24, 2015

On Blogging

Hello friends, lovers and strangers!!!

Last year was not great for blogging and i think i'm still slacking this year. I actually have lost my blogging mojo but i'm going to start working to get it back. By fire, by force i must continue to blog.
I can't believe i am finally done with med school. People who have been reading for a while know when i started. It's all in my blog archives, feel free to dig through. I had multiple hiccups along the way, health issues, academic issues but i made it. I made it!!! It's slowly sinking in.

On match day, after my name was called, i went up to the podium and collected my envelope (my school doesn't make you read it aloud), i opened it and saw i matched in my first choice, I was just like oh! okay. No excitement,nothing. I ranked 20 programs in all and my first choice was always my first choice. Towards the deadline, i was wondering if i should make my second choice number one, but i didn't. I changed my rank order list at least 10 times, but i never changed my first choice. So you would think i would be excited, but it was just blah.

Then i started calling family and friends and they were all screaming excited, that's when i started becoming a bit excited. I've always suffered from delayed reaction. LOL. People always assume American medical graduates have it easy in terms of matching into residency, but things are changing. A good number of people did not match in my school this year. I think it's the highest number ever. The number of medical graduates are increasing, but residency spots are still the same. It's tough but i'll admit it's still tougher for foreign grads, although one of my friends who went to med school in naija matched into Emory for surgery this year. Whether people want to hear this or not, knowing people in a program helps. I thought that only existed in naija but that's not true.

I've decided to turn over a new blog leaf. I'm going to do my best to respond to comments and i promised a blog reader not to swear any more on my blog...lol (i think it's getting better). I'm also going to work on my blog list that way i can start reading blogs again. If you have a blog you want me to add to my list, leave a comment, otherwise, i will start blog hopping and adding blogs.

I'm enjoying this free time, my brain is still in fight or flight mode, so i'm trying hard to relax. Within the last week, I caught up on Downton Abbey, started and finished Being Mary Jane and House of Cards. House of Cards??!!!! OMG, that evil Francis. I'm about to start Empire. I'm still on season one of Scandal, i'll watch that next. I'm enjoying my painting class. I was supposed to take Drawing II, but it was cancelled last minute, so i was bumped up to Painting I, even though Drawing I and II are prerequisites for Painting I. Painting requires a lot more patience than drawing. It frustrates me, but it's a good escape.

After everything is said and done, i'll gist you guys about my last rotation. Enjoy the rest of the week, people.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Match Day

Hello friends, lovers and strangers!!! 
I matched into my first choice for residency
Everyone else is more excited than me
It's slowly sinking in
My program is in this gorgeous little city
I fell in love when i went there to interview
I'm looking forward to living there.
I'm the only melanin-rich resident in the entire program
I'm used to the minority thing
thanks to med school. 

Come July 1st
someone is actually going to expect me to be a Doctor?! 
It's too soon for me to be freaking out about it 
so i'm still chilling
So for now, if someone passes out and they say 
"is there a doctor around?"
I will be looking around just like everyone else. 

I'm working on losing weight for that yet to be bought graduation dress.
I actually have to buy two dresses. 
We have a hooding ceremony and a commencement ceremony
Thou shalt not be fat in graduation pictures
15th Commandment
14lbs down, many more to go! 
We celebrated at an Indian restaurant yesterday 
where all thoughts of a diet were temporarily forgotten,
As i downed two sweet mango Lassis 
and scarfed multiple chicken naan with chicken tikka masala

I'll worry about really learning how to read EKGs
sometime in the future
before July 1st

Monday, March 2, 2015

See sickness!

What's worse than having free time, 
zero responsibilities
being unable to relax?

This is what the elders would call
home problem. 
I tire for myself. 
Match day apprehension is not helping matters

Can anyone recommend naija movies? 
I like movies set in the village that are funny
No aki and pawpaw things
It would be highly appreciated

I have so much things i could be doing with my free time
but no peace of mind to do it. 
The whole last day of med school things
was pretty anticlimactic
as expected

I don't know what i'm doing with my life
to be honest
i remain thankful.
Hey guys, welcome to my blog. Sit back, relax, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!

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