Now that I am earning a resident salary, and Mrs. DA continues to work as a nurse, we are officially DINKs. DINKs stands for “Dual Income No Kids”. It’s pretty crazy to think about. Last year I was paying more than $50,000 in tuition. Then I graduated and started working as a resident and POOF!
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In May of 2017 I donned wizard-like robes, walked onto a stage, received a diploma and doctoral hood, and became a Doctor of Medicine. Even a month later those three words still evoke excitement. Doctor of Medicine. Graduation weekend was full of so many happy emotions, but the most consistent thought I had was this: It
Four years ago I took out my first set of student loans. It was terrifying. I had never borrowed money before, and suddenly I was consuming it faster than a bag of SkinnyPop Popcorn. Or rather, my school was consuming the money. Where did it all go? What did the school need all that extra dough for?
Interview season is finally over! I had to wait a few weeks after the ophthalmology match to say those blessed words because I was still interviewing for intern year. BUT INTERVIEW SEASON IS FINALLY OVER! I was separated from the gorgeous Mrs. DA for 31 total combined days over the interview season. I went to 17
It was Thursday Jan 12th, 2017. I woke up 30 minutes before my alarm, my mind immediately flooded with the thought, “Today is match day!” I knew there was no point in trying to sleep any longer. The days leading up to match day were filled with more anticipation than the days leading up to Christmas
MATCH DAY IS THE END OF THIS WEEK!!!! I can’t believe it! After years of studying, board examinations, research, clinical rotations, and interviews, it is almost time to find out whether or not I will become an ophthalmologist. Wish me luck!
At the beginning of medical school, residency seemed like a distant mountain on the horizon. I knew it was there, but it felt like ages before I would have to climb it. Besides, how could I decide what to specialize in before finishing all my core med school classes? This perception was solidified by upper
“Do at least 5,000 unused questions.” – Master Yoda You’re starting your first question bank, purchased dearly with the money you would’ve spent on food, and you can’t help but wonder if you’re using it correctly. You may be asking “How much time per day should I devote to questions? Am I really learning from this?
The third year of medical school is widely accepted as the busiest year leading up to residency. Classroom learning is over (for the most part) and now you are training in the hospital. Some of the questions I had during my first two years of medical school were “What makes third year so busy?” and “What