Monday, August 30, 2010

Medical school journey

I thought I'd participate on a blog tour. It has been awhile since I've thought about medical school. I'm trying to block it out. ;o)

I think the thing I hated the most was the applying for medical school part. Sooooo much time and money spent on taking the MCAT, applying to schools, flying out for interviews, etc. I just wanted him to get in, and I didn't care where. It was such a huge relief when the acceptance letters started coming in.

We had 3 kids by the time Brad finished med school. And somehow it took me until MSIV to realize that I was going to have to start planning and doing things without Brad. We'd plan dates, or get invited to activities, and somehow I kept thinking he'd always be able to attend. It was a very freeing day when I finally realized that I could go places and do things without him. And it probably helped prepare me for the 7 months we lived apart after a residency change.

And I really remember how great if felt to be done with medical school. If only I'd realized we were only half-way there! LOL!

Here is where to find the tour:

7 chocolate lovers:

Jill said...

What do you mean by a "blog tour"?

GooberDiva13 said...

you're such a strong woman :) way to go!

Melisa said...

A bunch of people all link up to the same place. I forgot to add the originating site. Oops. :o)

Life of a Doctor's Wife said...

I loved the end of this post! It felt like such a big accomplishment to make it through medical school! But turns out, it was the easiest part of this whole journey. :-)

Oh well - residency and fellowship have to end someday, too!

TheFamousStacie said...

This last Christmas Ward Social was the first Ward Social Chad had attended with us in 6 years. It was almost weird to have him there! I had the single mother thing down.

We sure appreciated having you guys to turn to when Chad was applying to medical school.

I found that once Chad was in medical school that every woman thinks her husband is going to medical school.

My minds' automatic response to these women was -"Yes, of course he is." with flying sarcasm.

I appreciate you not rolling your eyes at us and be candid and helpful. It was nice having a friend on our side back in those uncertain times.

Brittany said...

Thanks so much for participating!! You are sooo right that med school is only half the battle - but all of it has to end sometime... right? Ha!

Dunstan Family said...

You are amazing my friend. I know it has been hard but I am sure it will be worth it. My friends husband just graduated from residency and everything he is officially a Dr. now. I hope you are doing well.