parenthood in med school

27 Mar

It’s totally something one can sum up in under 500 words.  Here’s my attempt.

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Happy weekend!  We’re midway to Charlottesville for the 25th (what?!) Anniversary Concert of this a cappella group (and for our home inspection and in-house interview for an au pair agency–whew!).  xo

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4 Responses to “parenthood in med school”

  1. Miriam March 27, 2015 at 1:23 pm #

    About 6 months ago, when I first started seriously considering going back to school to become a doctor, I googled “mothers in med school” and came across your op-ed in the New York Times. When I clicked through to your blog, I read the whole thing in (I think) 2 sittings. People throw the word “inspiration” around a lot, but I truly was inspired by how you & your husband have managed to have a real life, full of friends and family, in addition to your medical careers. I’m 28 and married. If all goes to plan, it’ll be 10 years until I finish my residency. It’s a long road ahead, but your experience makes me feel like I can do it, too. Thank you so much for blogging. And congratulations on UVA!

    • annaojesus April 1, 2015 at 8:41 am #

      Hi Miriam,

      I’ve read your comment several times at this point–thank you! Your words are so kind and encouraging (and exactly what I need as I am feeling particularly unmotivated to finish the remaining med school requirements :/). When I talk to people about med school, I’m careful to mention the time commitment. It’s crazy to me that it was almost 9 years ago that I made the decision to go to med school…it feels like such a huge chunk of time, but it truly has gone by in a blink, and every year is better than the last. I wish you the absolute best in your pursuits, and please let me know if there is anything I can do for you!

      Thank you again for your kind comment! Means more to me than I can fully express!

  2. CommonRounds March 29, 2015 at 7:11 am #

    inspirational 🙂

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