16 Sep

Yesterday was the first day we could submit our applications for residency.  The website went down at some point during the day and, by the time I returned from clinic, it provided a cryptic message that it was temporarily out of service and would likely be opened again at 9am today.

I reviewed my application one last time while pumping in the colposcopy room this morning.   I sincerely hope that I (and my fellow supporters who were kind enough to read over my application) caught all typos; by lunch time, I couldn’t critically look at my personal statement at CV any longer.  I hit “submit” at 12:48pm.

Now I’m just hoping.  Hoping that programs will want to interview me, despite a less than ideal step 1 score.  Hoping that I’m received well at interviews, that I appropriately show my passion for pediatrics and for the programs to which I’ve applied, that I appear confident without crossing the line to arrogance, that I show myself to be a capable future physician.  Hoping that I’m overwhelmed with joy on March 20, 2015, because I was offered a job.

Please, wish me luck!

And, speaking of capable, look who keeps working to improve herself in the roles of big sister and helper, insisting on carrying her sister’s milk to daycare…

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13 Responses to “submitted!”

  1. aliceed September 16, 2014 at 10:18 pm #

    good luck, friend!!

  2. Your love September 16, 2014 at 10:54 pm #

    I believe in you. You need no luck, but I wish you some anyway. All my love, JJ

  3. Sophia September 17, 2014 at 6:14 am #

    Eeep! Me too! Good luck!

    • annaojesus September 30, 2014 at 9:25 pm #

      Woot!! To us both! Good luck!

  4. phantomdiver September 17, 2014 at 7:32 am #

    You did it on the first day? And with everything else that is going on in your life? You are amazing! Also, Ari is so darned cute being a Big Helper Girl. And I love her barrette!

    • annaojesus September 30, 2014 at 9:26 pm #

      Oh, thank you so much! Better to get it in and off my mind and heart (somewhat 🙂 ). You’re so kind! And thanks for the words about Ari–I love how she insists on SOMETHING in her hair at all times 🙂

  5. Dr. Mom September 17, 2014 at 10:13 am #

    Best of luck!!!

  6. Nicki O'Connell September 18, 2014 at 5:20 pm #

    Oh my goodness, she’s toooooo cute! And good luck to you!

    • annaojesus September 30, 2014 at 9:27 pm #

      Oh, thank you!! I know I’m biased, but I do think she’s sweet 🙂


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