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June 27, 2013

Med School Flashback

Has it been three years already? Seriously. Everybody says that school will go by fast, but when it's happening you don't really feel that way. Now that we are 3/4 of the way done (not including residency) I am looking back and thinking, "Where did the time go?"

It seems like just a few months ago we had family in Des Moines with us for Scott's White Coat Ceremony when school started. It feels like only weeks ago that family was back in Des Moines for part of spring break. And now? Now we are planning to have everyone back in less than a year for graduation!

Do you like Scottie's outfit in the picture above? I took this as he headed to school for his professional photo (just a head shot) and his OMM practical exam.

Looking forward, we have big plans! At this point it is easy for our plans to change at the drop of a hat, but here is what we currently have in store starting July 1:

  • 8 weeks in Des Moines for rotations in anesthesia, sports medicine, and ICU
  • 4 weeks in Utah County (potentially...we are waiting on an approval) for a rotation in something...I can't remember
  • 4 weeks in Tucson for anesthesia
  • 6 weeks of vacation time over the holidays
During this time Scott should also be heading to various residency interviews. That means it's time to apply to programs and get him a new suit (those old mission suits aren't quite up-to-par anymore). Crazy! We don't have much else planned yet, but we are officially moving out of Iowa and will be living back home! For the rest of the academic year we plan to be in Utah or Idaho for rotations. It will be so nice to be home for a while before moving away again for the next four years.