What a squad. 🙌🏼 The medical Avengers. Each of us came with our own skillset and as a group together we were able to go to remote northeastern India and help thousands of patients in such a short period of time. Our team of 7 included, Internal Medicine (me), Pediatrics @drbrittodom , RN x2 @the.traveling.nurse and @fitasgluck Family Medicine PA @xo.healthy , Dental student @guywiththelevis , and Interventional Radiologist @mmaneevese. Such an honor to work with these amazing humans. Can’t wait until our next adventure! ...
Ahh #tbt to my NYC-living days! 🍎
I may not be wearing scrubs on the daily for work, but one thing hasn’t changed: immediately jumping into my favorite scrub bottoms to lounge in after work!
My favorites include @jaanuubydrneela and these from @medelita_gram . The quality of these companies are insane. (P.s. not sponsored, just sharing’ 🙃) ...
Short whitecoat ➡️ long whitecoat 🙌🏼 but it’s way more than that:
I’ve turned being timid into confidence
Those sleepless nights studying have become rested mornings (finally)
2-3 tests a week on one subject has turned into a daily test of my knowledge with my patients
Short hair has grown into long hair 🙃
Long distance has upgraded to semi-long distance (lol)
One degree had been earned to 2 ✌🏼
Lifelong learning into..well, more lifelong learning.
And I’m here GRATEFUL for it all 👏🏼👏🏼and it doesn’t stop here! ...
7.5 years of my life sprinkled with a lil cancer for this baby... paid for with a lifetime of student loans, literal blood, sweat, a lot of tears and some chemotherapy. Almost all of my entire adult life and motivation has been devoted to this pin...it’s been a very long and incredibly bumpy road...,I’ve had to build bridges from dead ends, withstand floods, hurricanes, earthquakes and lava. I accidentally ripped the door off my theoretical car, left the oil can in the engine, almost crashed on the thruway because I didn’t latch the hood good enough and had the rag top torn apart by Bambi all while dealing with Richards bullshit...but here I am, I made it. I saved the family business and am officially the new president of Callahan Auto. 🤙🏼
Let’s talk about balancing relationships and school: if we’re being honest, finding that perfect balance is tricky, but it’s not impossible. Here’s my top tips to making it work:
1. Have an open and honest conversation about what you both are expecting from each other in terms of time. Your partner should understand the passions and drive you have and be supportive of your success. However, there does need to compromise because their needs can’t be neglected either.
2. Plan dates! Friday nights are always blocked out for my man, so I always look forward to being with him after a crazy week.
3. Enjoy the little moments. Zach is a cardiac nurse and works 12 hour shifts. He alternates working nights, so they’ll be periods of time where I only get to see him for 15-20 min a day (when he wakes up and when I get out of class). Make the most of the small moments, pause your brain, and be present to make the most of short periods together.
In the end, the person you’re with should be your biggest fan and support system! They should also be able to be honest about when you’re neglecting your relationship, when your stress is affecting your mood, and be able to advise you that it’s time to close the books and spend some QT together. Be mindful and intentional in prioritizing your partner; they should never feel like they’re constantly on the back burner! It’s a lot easier said than done, and there’s definitely always rooms to grow in your serious relationships. Got any tips? Drop em’ below ...