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Interviews!

12.07.06 | Comment?

Perhaps due to a combination of great directions from friends and a bit of serendipity, I did not get lost at all while in Houston. As people who know me may recall, and much to the embarrassment of my husband, I am borderline retarded when it comes to reading a map. Well, actually I can read one, but not exactly make it match reality enough to find a particular destination. But somehow I managed to get from San Antonio to Houston, to my friend’s apartment, to a restaurant and to the hospital, back to his apartment, to the med school, and to dinner with another friend and not once make a wrong turn. Now I admit that I never found the Child Development Center, but guess what – that was the one time I got out a map. I don’t get it because I was sitting directly in front of a building which, according to the map, was located right next to the one I wanted. Anyway my trip to Houston was a success.

The med school was, as I expected, quite impressive. They really needn’t sell me, but the whole day was great. I had my interviews early in the day: two thirty-minute, one-on-one, fairly relaxed conversations, both with female doctors. Then we had a nice lunch (complete with fajitas and chocolate cake – mmm!) hosted by a med student and faculty member at each table of eight. We could ask about anything we liked. Next, one of my interviewers (who had all three of her girls during residency!) gave a seminar about balancing family and a medical career (RIGHT up my alley), and then we had a tour of the school and the Texas Medical Center. I met some extremely nice people and really feel that the school is a perfect match for me. Everyone was so friendly and supportive; it kind of felt like being at A&M again. It’s all a matter of being accepted, and at this point (well, after I send my thank-you notes), it is out of my hands, and I just wait… probably until February. So we’ll see. I couldn’t be happier with the way the day went, so whatever happens I will know I did my best.

I stayed at the apartment of my very hospitable Aggie/Spain trip friend, Colt, who is a third-year med student. He was on call, but we ate dinner at the hospital Tuesday night and he showed me around, providing the all-important dry run for the next day. All his advice really put me at ease, and to my surprise I had no trouble sleeping despite being incredibly excited. Wednesday night I met up with Jennifer, in her fourth year at Baylor, before heading back. We have known each other since first grade, and it’s always amazing to me how with some people you can pick up right where you left off – I think it had been about three years since we saw each other.

Tonight we have our first baby class, and I’m so excited! And wow it has been a long time since I posted… my sister surprised me by coming to town for my baby shower this past weekend! It was so awesome to see her, and I had no idea. She and Mom and I had some rare girl time. The shower was lots of fun, and little Zoe Amanda got SO many nice things. I seriously think she might have a separate outfit for each day of her first six months outside the womb.

I have some catching up to do here at home since I have been gone for essentially a week. The dogs need a bath because they STINK, the floor needs Dysoning, and the laundry and errands won’t do themselves. It’s also about time to throw out the Thanksgiving leftovers, which I believe are taking on new life.

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