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Lives of Doctor Wives: New beginnings

Monday, July 6, 2009

New beginnings

So... How is everyone doing? Damian just started fellowship last week and so far "so good" .


Blogger JumpingJane said...

Strangely enough, I think PGY-2 is going to actually be harder then intern year. Due to several changes in the different specialties, they are short AT LEAST four interns (I think 6 actually) which means the second years are having to pick up the slack. So my Dr is not only doing second year work when on call but also intern work. He is not a happy camper. Hopefully it won’t be too painful. They are talking about going to an on call schedule of every 5 instead of every 4 days, which might help a little. Maybe. :) Here is to hoping its a quick year :)

July 6, 2009 at 9:30 AM  
Blogger Married to a med student - Marissa Nicole said...

I'm so excited - Drew is starting his fourth and final year of medical school - it marks our FINAL year of acquiring student debt - woo hoo! I think it should be a pretty exciting year with three away rotations (although I will miss him) and the whole application/interview process through residency... I will be tracking every penny of the process to see how much it really costs!

July 6, 2009 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger Mrs T #3 said...

My husband just started his MSIII year and so far, it is a welcomed change from MSII! With Step One behind us (no scores yet), I think we are both breathing easier and looking forward to the excitement of rotations this year. I am just praying when the score comes back in a matter of days/weeks, it makes him happy. He still has his heart set on ortho, and with that, put a lot of pressure on himself to do well. Any advice on how to manage the Step One score announcement, food better or worse?!

July 6, 2009 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger Doc's Girl said...

J just began his final year of residency...and, man, is it weird to be experiencing things that you talked about years ago....:-P

July 7, 2009 at 1:47 PM  
Blogger Tasha said...

My hubby just started the surgery rotation of MSIII and he is NOT liking it. Standing for 13 hours without even a lunch break and getting pimped by surgeons is not at all fun to him. Plus the whole coning home and starting to study while being on call (yes, they make students take call). This is not going to be a fun rotation...

July 8, 2009 at 3:28 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Hi there, I'm brand new to this site but loving it so far. I had not thought until this year of finding people who could sympathize with what we're going through, but I'm so glad I did.

My husband graduated from MS in May, and now he's embarking on a surgical intern year before moving on to Radiology. He's on a radiology rotation right now, so he kind of has a stay of execution, but the reality of long, long hours doing something he doesn't think will benefit him much as a radiologist has cast a gloom over our household. I'm just now admitting to myself that these powerful emotions I've been feeling have something to do him beginning residency and aren't just hormonal! We give ourselves pep talks, but in truth we're both nervous and dreading it.

July 9, 2009 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger Melisa said...


Brad loves surgery and has from the moment he put foot in an OR. I guess that is why we all like different things so one specialty doesn't get crowded. haha!

This year, minus living in a crappy house, is going to be lots easier call wise. He isn't even on call at all next week! What the heck, right?! A whole week without call?! I'm loving the call schedule this year. Maybe I'm just feeling spoiled since we lived without him for 7 months. lol!

July 9, 2009 at 2:40 PM  
Blogger Davita said...

I thought it was pretty standard for medical students[MSIII and IVs] to take call. I know E did, even when he was on away rotations. He had a TON of call on his away rotations!!!

PGY3!!! YAY!!! Last year was a horrible horrible year for me. Apparently, it wasn't that bad for E. I am glad for him. Supposedly, PGY2 is supposed to be the worst year in ortho surgery. So, I am hopeful and glad to have that behind us. This is the last year of primary call. He continues to love ortho, which is nice. He'll be applying for fellowships next year. They are already starting to study [and have "mandatory" study sessions] for this year's OITE which is, as usual, in November.

July 11, 2009 at 1:37 AM  

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