Trigger warning: Parent death/dying, grief, mental health It has been several months since I last updated my site. It has also been a while since I wrote a Catch Up With Me post. A lot of thoughts and emotions have been going through me these last few months. This will be a pretty raw and... Continue Reading →
Preparing for the CFPC Exam
I want to start by dedicating this post and my blog to Appa (my father). Appa passed away recently in June 2022 after battling cancer for two years. He was diagnosed when I began residency. He was my cheerleader, he was the first person I would speak with about my career aspirations, my next decision/steps... Continue Reading →
Before You Start Your Residency Journey
Photo by Brigitte Tohm on Pexels.com Hi everyone, Many of you are about to start your first year of residency. I recently wrote an email to a reader who requested advice before beginning their first year. Please note this is coming from a family medicine resident. I believe this post may be relevant to other... Continue Reading →
Half way through my second year!
I sit here in front of the fireplace this morning. Kiddo has been dropped off at school, I have a couple of hours before I go in to make a home-call visit and then ER shift later this evening (5pm - midnight). Many months have gone by without an update. Enjoying quiet mornings. LIFE I... Continue Reading →
Family Medicine Residency Updates…
Hello my readers! (Grab yourselves a coffee/tea because this is a lengthy post.) Happy Holidays! Hope you had a wonderful, safe and healthy time this Christmas break. Please stay indoors as much as you can and associate with your "circle". A Medical Monday post was overdue. I was to write one after my Psychiatry rotation... Continue Reading →
Medical Mondays: Internal Medicine
Hello everyone! Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian folks. Hope you are doing well and staying safe & healthy. Sleepy me. First day of IM & first on-call day. Disclaimer: The views expressed here are my own and do not reflect the views of the program that I matched at. It has been a busy several... Continue Reading →
First month of family medicine residency.
Hi everyone! First month of residency is OVER. How did that fly by? In my program the first month is called "Bootcamp". It is a mix of clinic days, lectures/seminars, certification courses and just easing into residency. I very much appreciated it and enjoyed it to the max! Disclaimer: The views expressed here are my... Continue Reading →
My thoughts on PRP2
Happy Monday everyone! PRP2 is over! I will be finally starting residency NEXT WEEK! Very surreal. From June 29th to July 1st we are free and then orientation begins on July 2nd. We have many days of orientation, but these are all done online. I only have to go in June 29th (today) to pick... Continue Reading →
Medical Monday blog posts?
Hi everyone! I wanted to type up quick post on some thoughts that have been running through my mind... What do you think about Medical Mondays? I got this idea from http://www.fairyburger.com/. (I love her blog!!) I want to aim for at least two posts per month on Mondays where I write about medically-related things.... 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 →