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We Matched During COVID-19

So much of the past couple of weeks has reminded us of living overseas. I lived in Thailand when the political turmoil resulted in a sit in at the Bangkok airport, shutting down all international travel. Around 50% of Thailand’s economy depended on tourism, so...

Questions to Ask After Residency Interviews

My husband is currently in the residency interview season and I’ve loved hearing from him about each program after the interviews. Of course there is only so much the interviews can cover as they are trying to get to know each candidate on a more personal level...

Preparing as a Couple for Boards Season

We just FINISHED our last board exam of medical school!!! Our biggest and best milestone yet! I am not a medical student. I did not take the exam. Referring to we when talking about an intensive exam that I did not study for nor take for those eight grueling hours, is...

Defining the “Hard” of Medical School

On Sunday, I needed a mental and emotional break. I was done with medical school, not in the done, I graduated, but done because the demands are too hard! My daughter was taking an afternoon nap and my eight month old son was just not tired. I sat him in front of my...

Renovation, Restoration, and Remodeling our First Home

After endless hours of house searching, we finally were under contract! I wrote a little bit about all our previous moves and why as a first-year medical student my husband and I decided to purchase rather than rent a home on my very first blog post A Happy Life of...

Surprise! You’re Expecting…in Grad School

This week we are expecting a hurricane with up to 60mph winds and Baby No. 2 during my husband’s first clinical rotation year of medical school. Hurricane and baby all in one week pretty much summarize our lives. Our first week into medical school we found out...