Uhhh... I'm now a doctor?

Hi

I am, despite beliefs to the contrary, alive. Despite the malicious efforts of the paperwork demon, I am still breathing though I'm upto my eyeballs in the white stuff. So while the demon snoozes, here's a quick update:

I am done with med school. Yep, by the end of March, I will add a Dr before my name and an MD after. (I can't believe it either - it seems too good to be true. You really mean I don't have to show up at a hospital until June?)

Speaking of June: I matched to a residency program. After a harrowing and painfully long six month process of application, interview and nail-biting, I'm finding myself a newly minted resident starting a residency that is a combined program in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. I start there in June.

Until then, I don't have to get out of bed at 4:30 am if I don't want to (and lets face it, I never ever want to. )

I'm heading Home, to India, for a two month vacation. I expect I shall get spoilt and pampered and generally fat while I get my visa and head back.

Thank you for all your love and support all through these years. I've been amiss, remiss and missing, but I do come back, a prodigal, a naughty child who won a reward for.... something. (k, I'm going to bed before the demon wakes up. I do have insomniac tendencies.)

Sunshine and laughter,
Arti.





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Written on 2009-03-22 at 09:48

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NicholasG
My comment seems to have gone...so I recongratulate, and hope life as a doctor is leaving you enough time to be.
Nick
2010-11-02


Damon
I don't believe it--You Are Way Too Good Looking To Be A Doctor! No seriously--Congratulations. Are you an intern now or are you past that already? I understand that the interns really have to work extra-hard. Congratulations again!
Damon
p.s. I have a neice that is a doctor here in the states.
2009-11-14



Congratulations. Now your real schooling will commence - actual practice. Keep reminding yourself to be a GOOD doctor, not just a run of the mill physician. There are quite a few of those.
2009-03-23


Rik The PoetBay support member heart!
Hey, well done and congratulations. You've definitely deserve your well earned rest. And what a wonderful Doctor you will make! All your patient's will be so fortunate to have such a caring person looking after them. :-)
2009-03-23


Rob Graber
Congratulations! My younger daughter is a Case alum--a great institution indeed. You will learn to think of yourself as a doctor by seeing others treat you as if you WERE one!
2009-03-22



Congratulations to you, Arti, and the warmest of hugs!
2009-03-22


normalil
You should be proud of yourself, as we are of you!
Enjoy your pampering, lots of hard work still ahead I'm sure.
2009-03-22


Elle The PoetBay support member heart!
Well done Arti !!!! I am so pleased that all your hard work has paid off and that you have made it. You deserve a good spoiling at home with your family - lots of chocolates

Elle x
2009-03-22