I am excited to announce that about one week ago, I completed my very last clerkship rotation of medical school! It felt quite surreal and also a reminder that in just a few months, I will be graduating from medical school.
I had an excellent experience on my last rotation which was in Allergy and Immunology. My days were spent in a variety of clinics such as General Allergy, Asthma, and Reproductive Immunology. As my goal is to become a family doctor, I specifically picked this elective so I could develop skills in various allergic conditions which are quite common to family medicine. The team of residents and physicians were great to work with and were wonderful teachers. I also learned how to do skin testing for common environmental allergens and how to perform drug allergy testing which was interesting!
So now that I am done with rotations, what’s next? Interview season for Residency!
I am spending my time prepping for this, plus slowly starting to study for my licensing exam which will be in May. It has been really great to spend more time with my family and friends. The kids are really enjoying having more of mummy around! It has also been nice to have some free time to work on music, read, exercise more and cook again (my dearest husband has been doing a lot of the cooking since I started medical school, bless him!)
I will be heading back to class in February to April for our last set of courses “Putting it All Together” and “Transition to Residency”. In the midst of this, our Residency Match Results will be released on March 3rd. Exciting! (If not slightly nerve-wracking!)
Whatever stage you are at in life, whether starting off something new, in the middle or close to the end…keep going! You will get to the finish line eventually…and at your own pace! There may be detours or delays along the way, but don’t let this stop you! Your journey is unique to you!