Monday, February 28, 2011

Time Flies...

I was just shocked and amazed to realize I haven't posted in 2 months. Since Christmas Eve y'all. That's a long time. Here's what's been going on:

January - finished up interviews with different residency programs. Ended up doing 12 total. Probably should have just gone on 9 or 10 but hindsight is 20/20. Also did Ob/Gyn clinics this month. Got to spend a little more time with the residents and faculty and learn about digiChart - the new digital charting system they're using.

This month (February) I am technically taking review of pharmacology. Here is why the 4th year of medical school is wonderful: On Feb 1 the teacher sent me an e-mail basically saying he didn't want to see my face this month. Just wants a submission by Feb 28th of the drugs I'll be using most during residency, dosages, mechanisms of action, etc... Since Ob/Gyns don't use too terribly many drugs this shouldn't be too difficult. Of course I haven't started on this yet. Planning on hunkering down at Cups and banging it out over the next day.

Other fun things I've done this month: gotten fitted for my real life official white coat, turned in my words of wisdom and picture for the yearbook, attended a fun engagement party for my best med school friend, attended financial aid counseling - okay, not so fun. Found out how much $$$ I owe for all these loans. (Hint: <$100,000 but >$50,000) On the upside, found out you can defer loans until after residency. We might be doing that. Not sure yet.

I've also started running again after a 2-3 month hiatus from about October-December. This is partly due to the fact that I missed it and partly because interview season was not kind to my mid-section. Must've been all that pasta and king cake they fed us.

So for now life consists of finishing up various projects around the house that I haven't had time to tend to over the last 3.5 years and waiting for Match Day. Match Day is March 17th and the day that me and all of my fellow classmates find out where we'll be for residency during the next 3+ years. But truly March 14th is the day that really matters. This is the day that you find out whether or not you "matched" at all. If you didn't then you can either "scramble" to find a job for the next year or just decide to try again the next year. Needless to say we're all hoping to match and not scramble.