Category Archives: Transitions

End Credits

(Disclaimer – this is a farewell blog post, bear with yours truly, I will get there) My friend dear M., who has been at my very side the last 2+ years, in person and in spirit, got hitched recently.  When … Continue reading

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The Doctor Is In

Forget the first one hundred days  and let me tell you about the first seven days.  July 1 came and went and I’m still standing.  It’s an incredible privilege to introduce yourself as a doctor, especially when you know that … Continue reading

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Final Countdown

You may have noticed that there is little countdown widget on the right side of this blog’s  home page.  You may also have noticed that it’s been stuck at May 19, 2013 for 3 weeks and 1 day now.  I … Continue reading

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Pieces Of You

“Hello.  I’d like to get certified copies of my divorce decree.” “Do you have your case number?” “No.” “OK, what is your last name?” […] “I don’t see you in the system.  Where was the petition filed?” “I … I … Continue reading

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All Grown Up

Friday was my last day of school.  Ever.  Preschool: 2 years.  Kindergarten: 1 year.  Primary school: 5 years.  Middle school: 4 years.  High school: 3 years.  College: 4.5 years.  Grad school: 4 years.  Medical school: 4 years.  Friday I dressed … Continue reading

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Come What May

In the movie Moulin Rouge by the visionary Baz Luhrmann – visionary if you discount Australia – the penniless writer Christian (Ewan McGregor) and the courtesan Satine (Nicole Kidman) fall in love to the sound of a Beatles/Phil Collins/U2/David Bowie/Dolly Parton/Elton John … Continue reading

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On Call

As of last week, I am on the general pediatrics service doing an acting internship.  As a senior medical student, I get to practice being an intern in preparation for residency in a few months.  And with residency starting in … Continue reading

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It Takes A Village

When I defended my PhD, a lot of friends came to my defense seminar.  We sat under the benevolent eye of Thomas Jefferson in UVA’s gorgeous Rotunda as I condensed 4 years and 3 months of sweat, blood (I got … Continue reading

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Matchmaker, Matchmaker

At 12pm EST today, the National Residency Matching Program revealed partial results of the 2013 residency match.  The supercomputer freak in charge of matching applicants to residency positions had been huffing and puffing since February 20.  Today it took one last epic breath … Continue reading

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Irregular Activity

I am reading Cheryl Strayed’s memoir Wild at the present.  I borrowed it from dear M a while ago and it came with a warning: “You want to be in a good place when you read it.”  It never felt … Continue reading

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