It has certainly been a long while since I have posted, and a LOT has changed since then. You have probably been wondering where I’ve been, and we will get into it. This blog was born from a need to have an outlet during medical school and it has evolved to so much more. During residency I wanted it to continue to be an outlet, but with being a resident, keeping up with writing, taking pictures, and everything else I was doing it became too much to handle. I maintained it in the background but there is potential for much more. There is SO much to catch you up on but I guess I will do that in stages. For now let’s start with where I’ve been and where I am now.
I Finished Residency!
After 4 long years of training, I am finally a full fledged Obstetrician Gynecologist. The past 4 years have been the hardest of my entire life. And THAT is saying a LOT. I have been through a lot in my life, but I don’t think anything in life could have prepared me for everything I went through in residency. But that is a story for another day. For now let’s just celebrate the fact that I did what I had to do to survive and reach my goal of becoming an Ob-Gyn.
We moved across the country
After celebrating graduation with friends and family, it was time to get out belongings, AND the fur babies to travel over 1,500 miles from El Paso, Texas to… drumroll… Alpharetta Georgia! Our journey was long and exhausting but ~23 hours of road later we arrived at our new apartment, and our new home town. Then we had to wait 2.5 weeks for our belonging to arrive. Let me just say, moving across the country is AWFUL!
We used U-Haul’s U-Boxes for our move and overall it was an OK experience. The main caveat was the local warehouse was chaotic and held our boxes for almost a week before delivering them. Then we were able to unload all of our stuff, but later that day a pipe burst and our apartment flooded. Let’s just say that after that I am just grateful our furniture was not damaged and we are all ok.
We have finished unpacking and settling in. Now we are just getting to know the area and enjoying our new place.
I took my qualifying board exam
As everything in medicine, the tests never end. So classically, even after training is complete there are even more exams to take. In my case it is the American Board of Obstetricians Gynecologists (ABOG) Qualifying Examination. Basically it is a standardized exam that you must pass in order to qualify for our Oral Board exams. The Oral Board exam is what makes you officially a Board Certified Ob-Gyn. So, that is now officially in the books. All that is left is to get my “PASS” result at the end of October. Yep. October, as if taking a standardized exam wasn’t enough, there is a 3 month wait for the results. Classic! Anyway, I am just glad that part is over and now I am officially free to enjoy some time off. I don’t start my first “real doctor job” until September. Which means I have a whole month off for the first time in almost 8 years!
Aside from my new job, I don’t know what is next. What I do know is that I have BIG plans and there is nothing that can stop me now. Thank you for being here and thank you for supporting me the past 6+ years. There is a lot more to come, this is just the beginning. In the mean time, feel free to check out my previous posts: recipes, road to residency series, or fashion post. Also check out my Instagram where I am most active on stories!
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