and so it ends (begins?)

March 25, 2006

i met with my PI (research mentor) this morning. with my heart beating much faster than usual, i entered his office and just . . . said it. i tried to emphasize my changing career/family goals (and not my newfound lack-of-excitement about science in general) and —

he understood. in fact, he was as nice and understanding as he could be. he said he would be sad to see me go, but that he knew where i was coming from. and i think he actually did: his wife, an md/phd, works part-time as a physician. and they have 4 kids.

i’m getting used to announcing my choice. “i will be leaving the md/phd program and going back to med school” is a phrase that’s now come out of my mouth (or out of my keyboard) multiple times now, and i know it will need to be repeated many more in the near future.

one of these days, i’ll get used to it.


  • Reply Clea March 25, 2006 at 6:38 pm

    Glad you're feeling better. Sometimes it's hard to make the decision on what's best for YOU, but is always worth it in the end.As for running, I have no clue what makes one good or not, aside from the usual…enough water, good nutrition, enough sleep, etc. Oh, and I really have to WANT to run. If I don't, it always sucks :alien:

  • Reply Stanty8 March 25, 2006 at 11:09 pm

    Do pediatrics and come to Emory 🙂 I'll tell Josh he has to go too. But he doesn't have to do pediatrics 😛

  • Reply Anonymous March 31, 2006 at 1:08 pm

    welcome back Sarah—we've missed you!love,Lisa

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