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Welcome to the Blog

In case you’re new here: My husband graduated medical school in May and we moved to Gainesville for him to start surgery residency. Intern year in surgery is supposedly the worst thing ever, blah blah blah, okay now you’re up to speed.  I’ve promised to write honestly in this space about the things I know […]


Halfway Through Intern Year: Some Honest Thoughts.

When Chris was in med-school and people who were on the other side of residency found out he wanted to be a surgeon, they would tell me I needed to lower my expectations about life. “Expect nothing, and if you get something, then it’s a nice surprise.” I absolutely hated this. I’m sorry, but to […]


Adjusting Expectations: Holidays as a Resident’s Wife.

Yesterday kicked off the start of Chris’ residency, something that I’ve been both looking forward to and sort of dreading simultaneously. The start of his career also means the end of a long break where he got to spend tons of time with me and Jack, and I’ve loved every day of that.  Surgery residency […]

What I'm Learning

Residency: It Has Begun.

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