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 →
FAQ Part 2
Hi everyone! I know this is supposed to be a Medical Monday post but I won't have time tomorrow. I have officially moved to my new city & I begin my first day at my family medicine residency program on Monday! Super exciting and I am also nervous! The agenda: pick up our ID badges,... 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 →
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 →
Sunday Randoms – Mixed emotions
Namaste my readers! Hope you're having a relaxing weekend. Today feels like a Sunday Random blog post kind of day, so here goes.... -> Pictures from our visit to the beach in Surrey, B.C. last weekend. It was beautiful! -> I'm in Ontario for the next few weeks. It's so snowy here! I flew back home... Continue Reading →