Done with Residency! Officially a Family Doctor!

When I started this blog in 2014, I was contemplating leaving my steady job as a research scientist to go to medical school to pursue a long time dream to become a physician. At times, it seemed like an impossible mountain to climb. How would this work with young kids, my husband working full time and living over an hour away from the nearest medical school?

Obstacles aside, I started medical school in 2016 and thankfully matched to a challenging but great Family Medicine program in 2020. And now in 2022, I am finally done with my training! Doing my entire residency in the context of the COVID pandemic presented its own unique set of challenges but through it all I can say that I have grown in so many positive ways and have met so many wonderful people along the way!

I am excited to be starting my practice as a family doctor with a great team at a clinic close to where I I live. I will first take the summer off to recuperate and spend more time with family and friends before starting my practice.

I am so thankful to my amazing husband for patiently supporting me on this long journey, for my beautiful kids, family and friends who stood by when things got really tough. And to my Heavenly Father for the strength and grace He gave me to persevere.

Remember, our greatest dreams often require some form of sacrifice but with focus and determination, and with key people to support us, we can make it to the end and succeed!

Thank you for following along on this journey!

Graduation party hosted by my awesome friends!

10 thoughts on “Done with Residency! Officially a Family Doctor!

  1. Congratulations💐💐💐 You have reached the important milestone in the medical field. Thanks for sharing this inspiring post. I went to the graduate school with my little girl too. Agree with you, a great dream needs sacrifice and support!

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  2. I am so proud of you! What a journey it has been and more joy to come. Enjoy your rest but trust me, you will find yourself missing the daily rush. Every time I see a patient or teach a class, I find joy and gratitude in being the luckiest woman on Earth because I can do this. I know you will feel the same way too. Much love to your wonderful family.

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