August 11, 2011

You're Not Crazy!

Hello Dearies,

First off, a little bit of housekeeping: if you are interested in being a contributor on this blog, just leave a comment on this post with your email address. You will be added as an author.

Second off, if you are new to the med school game, we want to hear how you're doing and how your first year is and what your fears, worries, concerns, hopes and favorite colors are. We want to know it all, so bring it on. There's nothing we enjoy more here than dishing out advice and reliving our MS1 days.

As for me, my husband is in his first year of residency. We attended medical school in Pennsylvania and now, two babies later, we're back in Texas. Folks, coming out the other side, I can say that there are so many things that I miss about medical school! Namely, my girls' group of medical peeps- they were our family for those four years, spending holidays together and doing showers and grilling out and general shenanigans.

My number one piece of advice for entering medical school is to not hold back. Don't let yourself have the mindset of, let's just get this over with. Live in your new city like it's where you'll be until you die- not just a place you have to survive for four years. I wept and grieved when we left Pennsylvania but I was glad that I could- I was thankful that we had formed such deep relationships and really lived while we were there.

I'll update soon about residency (which I'm quite happy with, despite the fact that my husband is working only 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. shifts this entire month) and the beauty of that first paycheck. (Small but sweet).


Bethany said...

Yes! I am loving our teeny tiny paycheck but I certainly am missing our medical school life. I miss you Camille and our girls group mucho! I need to update on residency and all that since I haven't posted on here since we started this blog.

Ashley + Christian said...

I'd love to contribute! I've commented a few times, but would love to write about my experience (so far, my husband is a MS2).

MrsOgg said...

Good advice, Camille! And we miss you too!

cpulvino said...

HI! This looks like an awesome place to get some good advice and info. Is there anywhere that I could post a question? Thanks! My email is

Drea said...

I would love to be a part of this! My husband is an MS1 so we are just getting started.

Mari said...

Hi, I would love to be a member of this blog!