The Medical School Journey Continues…A Family Adventure!

“Mummy, is this the paper that will help you become a doctor?”

My son Caleb had discovered my stack of practice interview questions on the dining room table. The cover sheet had a picture of a stethoscope on it. I don’t know how he made the connection but it was a powerful moment for me as I contemplated the fact that my son is now old enough to understand that I am pursuing a dream to become a physician.

“You’re right Caleb.  I don’t have an interview yet but mummy has decided to start practicing early. Either way, it’s fun and gets my mind whirring!”

No matter where this med school journey takes us, even if we have to move, I’m so grateful and excited to be facing this with my family. My husband continually amazes me with his unwavering support. He wants to test me on at least one interview question a day. Last night, after a long day at work, he still managed to muster some energy to practice some interview questions with me. He didn’t go easy on me! When I was tempted to giggle, he looked me straight in the eye and said, “pretend this is the real interview day, no joking around!”

So here’s to a new phase of the medical school journey. It will be some months before I know if I have received an interview invite. But no matter the outcome, I’m enjoying the process, especially having family go through this with me! It really feels like an adventure!

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Published by Potential Doctor

Welcome to my blog! I'm a married mother-of-two who is journeying through medical school. I share my life experiences and interests on this blog including my hobbies, recipes, fitness, faith, music and more! I also share my experiences in medical school and my attempts at balancing this with raising a family. It's a challenge but it can be done! Whatever you hope to achieve in this life, do not let circumstances or age stop you. There may be delays and disappointments along the way, but with time you will get there!

8 thoughts on “The Medical School Journey Continues…A Family Adventure!

  1. I Don’t know how I missed this post. I’m so glad I came to your site 🙂 I check it to see how you are❤️
    Caleb is the sweetest boy. I love hearing about all your life experiences.
    Thank you for sharing a part of your life with is all 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much Carisa! I’m really glad you enjoy my posts and it’s a pleasure to share my life experiences with you! I’ve been enjoying reading your blog posts too! Your creativity and dedication as a mum really inspire me! 🙂

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      1. Ahhh…best compliment 🙂
        I fail daily but I try to learn from my mistakes. Parenting is the hardest job in the world. I get discouraged but I read post like yours and feel inspired. I’m glad we can inspire each other ❤️

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