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X-Post from my livejournal; The Final Days of Residency! Woo-hoo! 
13th-Jun-2008 08:21 pm
On Monday, I officially end residency and start vacation. It's been a very long journey ; 3 years of anxiety, sleepless nights, new experiences, large horrors, small wonders and a couple of big surprises, but I got through it all. I was talking to the other residents the other day and it's such a strange feeling to know that everything I've worked for.. for the past 11 years (4 years of Undergrad, 4 years of medical school and then 3 years of residency) have finally come to an end. It's almost bizarre, beacause I don't know where to go next. I'm happy though to go on to the next stage of my life and figure things on from here.

Earlier this week, I tried to mostly tidy up. I cleaned out my desk, drawers, computer at work , put everything in boxes and brought them home. I also answered all my patient mail, labs, and completed miscellaneous work that I had to complete. On Wednesday we took some class photos. It'll probably be the last time we'll take photos together as a whole. Everyone's moving on to different places.

14th-Jun-2008 03:54 am (UTC)
I'm on the four year track so I still have one more year. I am getting to the point where I'm sort of happy to have a little more time when I can still look at someone else to make decisions.
14th-Jun-2008 10:43 am (UTC)
Congratulations!Good feeling, ah? I have the same experience these days.
14th-Jun-2008 01:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :) On with Life!
14th-Jun-2008 04:54 pm (UTC)
which program have you graduated from?
14th-Jun-2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
graduating from Kaiser Sunset Family Medicine (Los Angeles)
14th-Jun-2008 01:08 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! :)
14th-Jun-2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
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14th-Jun-2008 09:04 pm (UTC)
Congrats to you too!
14th-Jun-2008 05:05 pm (UTC)
congrats on finishing. i just had my first week of intern orientation and can't even imagine how I am going to feel four years from now.
14th-Jun-2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
I wished I could say it passes by quickly.. ROFL.. but it doesn't!
14th-Jun-2008 08:02 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! :)
15th-Jun-2008 03:05 am (UTC)

Oh, and that's a pretty awesome picture.
15th-Jun-2008 05:58 pm (UTC)
Why thanks! It was kind of a fluke the way the picture was taken.
7th-Apr-2010 06:55 pm (UTC) - how is it like
hi im a recent img grad and I just wanted to know if you have any words of advice for residency? anything would be appreciated!
7th-Apr-2010 07:42 pm (UTC) - Re: how is it like
I think just keep your eye on the prize. It's going to be heavy and exhausting, but at the end of it when you finish residency, life gets much better.
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