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14th-May-2009 09:16 pm
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Wow.. this community died a few days after the match, no?

I'm a 41 year old resident. You read that right. I waited 17 years to go to medical school. I practically lived a whole other life before I got here, and now that I am here, I love it. Doing IM and wanting to specialize in nephrology. I was a dialysis technician all 17 years leading up to this.

Why does this feel like an AA meeting all of a sudden...
15th-May-2009 05:01 am (UTC)
This community is chronically dead. Despite a few of my attempts to revive it.

We've got a 42 year old PGY2 in our program who has three kids. And she's not the only 40+ year old resident we've got. So you're far from alone.
16th-May-2009 07:11 pm (UTC)
I have three boys. 15, 11, 10.

And I guess that LiveJournal is considered kind of emo by a lot of the world, and it's probably worse for physicians...I mean, god forbid that people find out doctors have "feelings". ;)
16th-May-2009 09:07 pm (UTC)
Well, there's a pretty strong medical blogger community out there. I prefer LJ though due to the ability to lock certain entries. Whether or not the facts are "altered", I don't feel comfortable posting anything about patient care in a non-locked entry.
17th-May-2009 02:25 am (UTC)
That makes a lot of sense.. lol. I used to teach HIPPA in a former life...

And you are right, there is a strong medical blogger community in general, but I think most of the good stuff is about medicine, if that makes sense.

I just wanted a place to vent for some old friends. ;) I'm sure my firs LJ was in 2005 my first year of med school, but I recently returned here.
17th-May-2009 03:34 am (UTC)
Yeah, I started LJing in 2005 also, right when I started my intern year. I wrote a shitload that year, and I was a little more trusting back then, so I didn't friends lock everything the way I do now.
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