Hi everyone! It's been a while since I posted something new on here - partly due to time and a lot due do to writer's block! I am currently completing my Internal medicine rotation. Next week Tuesday I will be post-call and would have completed my intern year in Family Medicine! WHAT?! Let's reflect on... Continue Reading →
Marriage and parenting during residency
"How do you do it??" - a question I have been asked numerous times since starting residency. It is all very amazing - and exhausting. My intention is not to make this a rant-post filled with complaints about my life? I don't know, we'll see how this unfolds. Typical Work Day Hubby, baby and I... Continue Reading →
FAQ about residency interviews & matching.
Hi everyone! The final results from the poll I conducted on Instagram and Twitter *drum roll please* most votes were for Frequently asked questions about residency and examinations. I will split this into two sections as there were many questions that were asked. Thanks guys for sending them in! Today I will be writing about... Continue Reading →
My CaRMS Match Story
Hello my readers! I have been itching to write a post like this for YEARS. Now, I can finally do it! If you don't already know, I MATCHED! I got into one of the best family medicine programs in Canada and my top choice! I am over the moon! There are no words to describe... Continue Reading →
Some news to share with you!
Good afternoon my readers! It has been such a long time since I updated my blog and for good reason(s)! Here we go!! The move: Hubby and I have decided to move back to Ontario from British Columbia! Actually we are making the move in the next 5 days! Things have been hectic and busy... Continue Reading →
CSAs/IMGs: Canadian Medical Exams to write before applying to CaRMS
Hi everyone! Hope your summer is going well! What's keeping you busy? Any fun adventures? My husband and I recently did an Alberta road trip and hiked up to Sentinel Pass. It was difficult but AMAZING! I will be posting up pictures from our hike and road trip in the near future so please check... Continue Reading →
My Frustrations and How I Keep Motivated
How do I keep motivated when things are not going my way? This is a brutally open and honest post. For the past couple of months, I have found myself losing the drive and motivation to get up, get ready and accomplish the goals I've set for myself. My efforts seem futile. What's the point... Continue Reading →
Must Keep Going…
Hi my readers, Today was Match Day and congratulations to everyone who did match! May your dreams come true! Unfortunately I did not match. It really crushed me this morning as I was so certain my result was going to be a positive one. Since my move to B.C. things were going well and I... Continue Reading →
My thought of the day: Training under a compassionate and caring physician is a wonderful thing. I learn so much, not only about medicine, but also patient care that I hope to carry forward in my own medical career. Patients really appreciate: callbacks of labs/results that are negative too! It gives them a sense of relief.... Continue Reading →
Patients, podcasts and websites oh my!
Why do I (or many of us) subject ourselves to years of studying, exams, long hours and debt! Being an international medical graduate has had its challenges. I continue to face it day to day as I try to get into a residency program in Canada/US. It hasn't worked out for several years now since... Continue Reading →