beginning of the end

June 19, 2010

it still hasn’t set in
that i’m actually about to finish residency. it seems like so recently that i was freaking out over my first day as an intern at our community hospital NICU.

(probably because i STILL freak out at the community hospital NICU).

but seriously: it’s been quite a wild ride. last night the pediatrics residency had a fancy dinner celebrating our class’s victorious survival of the last 3 years (our 15-member class made it through 100% intact!). honestly, working with such a wonderful and fun group of residents has really been the highlight of the entire process.

the only pic from last night on my camera: me plus YPC, my endocrine partner in crime. ohhhh how i will miss this lovely lady!
i’m not going to miss call nights or code pages or rounding in the ICU. but i will miss this time period of my life, because while it wasn’t easy or always pleasant, it was memorable and — dare i say it — the years that helped me to truly feel like a grown-up.

(most of the time).

before i get any sappier — and i can’t promise i won’t in future posts as the end draws closer — here is something for anyone reading who is either a) in medicine or b) likes cute babies. yesterday’s events featured a celebratory lunch with both the senior and intern classes presenting skits. i enjoyed being heartily roasted (with love . . . i think?) in the latter; believe it or not, the presentation featured a faux screen shot of . . . this blog!

in the former, one of the seniors took the lead in putting together an elaborate video in multiple segments. here is my favorite:

and now
it’s time to peel myself awayyyyyy from the laptop and enjoy the weekend. although honestly, i’m loving it already . . .