It's been a very long time since I posted on here. I have been busy with love, life, residency and was getting tired of some of all the oiling of the squeaky wheels on this forum. I came on here today to since I'm getting a little nostalgic as I have 60 days left of residency. It's unbelievable to think I joined this site in 2005--7 years ago.
7 years ago I started the journey. I didn't know what to expect, but had a lot of expectations. i remember my first days on the island trying to buy a bicycle, meeting my roommates and future friends, which included an eventual groomsman in my wedding. I joined ValueMD a month into medical school as a place to learn more about my school and discuss ways of resolving issues we had. It guided me through basic and clinical science years.
As I sit here reminiscing, I want to encourage everyone to work hard, avoid distraction and stay the course. i'm graduating from my residency and easily received a great job. I'll be able to pay my loans off even in a 'low' paying field like Family Medicine. I remember being at the bottom in basic sciences and trying to imagine making it to clinicals, but here I am on my way to start life as a private attending.
I'd love for this to be a thread to update on alums to see what everyone is doing. Hope my ValueMD friends are doing well, and I feel like I definitely found support in a difficult time in my life here, and am thankful for that.