John Green, author of Paper Towns and The Fault in Our Stars, also does great videos on YouTube and I was not surprised at all to find that he's the executive producer of Healthcare Triage. I suspect I'll be devouring these.
The video above is a great overview of training hours. For those of you married to interns who are starting residency next month, such videos hopefully help you get a handle on what your intern is about to experience. Also, as we enter our final year of residency I have some suggestions for the incoming intern-widows.
First, let me share this: Matt Barton's Funeral/Memorial Fund. Take a look at the fund and decide if you can chip in before you read this post. I'll provide this link at the end as well, so for those of you unsure, you can reconsider.
We closed on a house in Future Town last week. Stuff is getting real.
One more day and Dr. D. and her classmates become PGY4s. That means today is the last day of residency for four other residents in her program.
One way to get a better understanding of the life your medical spouse is leading is to read books related to their profession. Cutting for Stone is next up on my list; having listened with Dr. Dani in the car while she was listening to it on her commute back and forth to Topeka, I am really excited about this one. Click through to see what else I've been reading.
Resident graduation is next month, and I'm already starting to be sad about goodbyes.
While Friday is Match Day, today is the day people learn if they matched. Here's hoping that they are as jubilant as Aaron Paul on getting called down on the Price is Right. And here's hoping they didn't overbid in the showcase.
I don't know of many things more stressful than interviewing for a job--whether it is for a match in a residency or a post-residency spot with a practice. As a working adult, I've had plenty of interviews in my own career. Here's hoping that all of the recent match interviews and upcoming job interviews for my friends in the medical field are less stressful than the video.
Right before my sister, Renee, and I went to Ireland, I discovered the Golden Crown Literary Society and discovered that they were having their annual conference in New Orleans a few days after we were scheduled to return. I debated whether to go; after all, it would be a valuable networking experience for my writing life and it was in New Orleans.
This blog is written from the perspective of an older medical spouse who happens to be childless by choice. I hope that husbands, older spouses, those childless by choice, and others will find this entertaining and occasionally useful.