Sunday, June 13, 2010
I'm a bit short on time right now, but I wanted to post something so no one things I've fallen off the face of the earth, or into a ditch somewhere between NC and Michigan.

On Friday, I took the USMLE Step 2 exam, which I think went well, and more importantly, I'm glad to be finished with.  9 hours of sitting in a room taking a test on a computer can suck the life out of a person.  Afterwards, I went to pick up a few last minute things for the trip, including a "I just took a 9 hour test and think I deserve a reward" present: the Williams Sonoma Breakfast and Brunch cookbook.  I am SOOOO excited to try a few things out.  Good thing I'm on vacation and have lots of people to cook for!  After shopping, Betsy and I went to Olive Garden to celebrate, as it has become out "end of something to do with med school" tradition.

Yesterday morning we were on the road by 6:30 and made great time to MI, even with an unmentioned large number of stops along the way.  I think our progress was helped by the completely random selection of music we listened to, including but not limited to: James Taylor, Ludacris, NSYNC, Tim McGraw, Jamie Cullum, Celine Dion, themesongs from Cheers and The Jetsons, the Wicked sound track, and others.  We got to Betsy's house by about 4:15 and spent some time with her family before crashing last night.

Hopefully I will give you some better updates during the week, but if not, here's what we've planned so far:

Visiting bunches of Betsy's friends from home who I don't know, but soon will!
Tour of University of Michigan
Kayaking, maybe.
Making dinner for Betsy's grandparents
Buying and watching movies that have been on our list to buy (which all seem to have to do with unintended pregnancies... Saved, Juno, Knocked Up.)
Sitting in the sun.
Reading in the sun.
Napping in the sun.
Driving to Ludington to visit my grandparents, which hopefully will include the world's greatest grilled cheese sandwich... in the world.

That's all for now, stay tuned for vacation updates!  Is anyone else taking a much needed life break soon?  Where are you headed?

Until next time,


About Me

I am a Family Medicine intern at a community hospital in Indiana, navigating the new world of being a physician. I am privileged to work in a field I love, where every day is a new and unpredictable challenge.
I am not only a doctor, but also a cyclist, runner, DIYer in the making, lover of the outdoors, traveler, and human.
Human, MD is a glimpse into the world of a young doctor who is just trying to stay true to herself through the grueling whirlwind of residency.


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