… are like my second home right now. Which is a good thing, but for someone with severe flight anxiety, it’s a little rough to be on so many flights. But the reason is a great one – lots of residency interviews!! I’ve only had one so far, but it involved six (!!) flights.
Sac –> Ontario (CA) –> Chicago –> Philadelphia
Philadelphia –> Denver –> Sac –> San Diego
That’s right, Philadelphia! I was there interviewing for a residency position at University of Pennsylvania, and I fell in love with it. The people were amazing, the program sounds absolutely incredible, and as of right now I would absolutely love to be offered a position there. I probably won’t know anything until January though.
I ended up in San Diego on Wednesday after 11 total hours of traveling. But I was greeted at the airport by my husband, whom I adore more than anything in the world. And then we went to his dad and sister’s house and I had a glorious several days of family, snoozing, cuddling with my husband, and delicious DELICIOUS Thanksgiving food! There was also some boards studying in there, but it was such a nice little vacation. Then I got on another stupid plane and flew back to Sacramento tonight. Leaving my husband was heart wrenching, as always, but I was greeted by five sweet kitties who I missed very much, so at least there’s that :)
Tomorrow I start my Primate Medicine rotation, which I’m very excited about. But I’m only there three days this week, because I’m flying to Detroit for my University of Michigan interview on Thursday. I come back on Saturday the 1st, and then I’m off again on December 9th to interview at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Later that week and into next week I’m flying to Ohio to interview at The Ohio State University and to New Haven, CT to interview at Yale University. It’s an extremely stressful and exciting time in my life right now. I am still shocked that five programs are interested in me, honestly. I’ve never seen myself as an excellent candidate for… anything. I’m honored and excited to interview at all of these amazing programs and am just hope hope hoping that one of them offers me a position.
It’s wonderful and scary that I have no idea where I will be or what I’ll be doing 6.5 months from now! :)