Mid-Block Update…and Hello Spring!

Spring is finally here and it’s been a fantastic weekend enjoying the outdoors and spending time with the family. This afternoon, the kids and I spent about 2 hours outside attempting to tidy up the lawn now that most of the snow has melted. The miracle of Spring never fails to amaze me as I witness new bright green buds bursting their way through the ground with utmost determination. It is so refreshing! I also love hearing the sound of the Canadian Geese making their much welcomed return back home.

I am about half-way through the next block of medical school. This block is aptly titled “Defense” as we are learning all about the Immune system. I have to say that this has been one of the most enjoyable blocks of medical school so far. It is complex but simultaneously fascinating. There has also been a significant emphasis on differential diagnosis in this block where we act as medical detectives trying to decipher what could be the diagnosis of a patient’s symptoms. I’ll be wrapping up my Longitudinal Family Medicine Experience next week and I can’t believe I have had the opportunity to see over 100 patients over the past few months of medical school. I have learned so much and benefited greatly from a positive learning environment.

As the weather continues to warm up and we move into a new season, I am so thankful for my family, the people around me, the strength that God gives me daily and the wonderful opportunity to be studying medicine.


This was the last big snowfall of the season (view from my daughter’s bedroom)


The kids are super excited that Spring is finally here! We can finally go on the deck!


7 thoughts on “Mid-Block Update…and Hello Spring!

  1. Great news! By the way, pictures look like a post card. You’d think it’s still Christmas! 😄 Currently enjoying the southern sunny skies of beautiful United States!

    Wishing you continued joy on your medical school journey!

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  2. Hello,

    Fellow MS-1 in Canada. I had bought a domain a while ago and was considering starting up a blog during these summer months. Decided to look through existing blogs and found yours.

    I am at the UBC program, where are you training?

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    • Hello! Thanks for getting in touch. Congratulations on starting med school! How are you finding it so far? I’m at McGill and really like the program. I look forward to reading your blog. Blogging has been very therapeutic for me personally. I highly recommend it. All the best with your training and do keep in touch!

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