Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Doctor of Medicine...

It has been a wonderful last couple of weeks...The excitement that brewed about finding out the results Match 2016 was so AWESOME...
I was so glad to have my youngest son here with me to see Match week live...He was here for Spring Break...He opened my messages...especially the one telling us where we were going to live for the next 3 years. The funny part of opening the message on Friday, March 18th is my email was down...OMG...that made the anticipation grow...then finally, I thought let me check the NRMP website...
My son read...we are going to University of Arkansas SW...Family Medicine Resident...A sigh of relief...

So, there you have it...I will earn my Doctor of Medicine degree as of April 30th...and my specialty is Family Medicine!
Selah..

Now, go live your dreams!

#Match2016 #IdidIT #ItisPossible #MDStatus #PUSH

24 comments:

  1. Congrats Dr. J!!

    But you're 2 zillion levels of WRONG for leaving usall hanging for 7 days, ROTFL!!!

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    1. LOL..that's how the NRMP works...they first let you know you matched...then reveal where that Friday...we all were in suspense...LOL

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    2. Good Morning and CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I am so happy for you! Thank you for sharing your life with us. I was just accepted in Ross University and I am excited to start the next chapter of my life!!! I know things may be busy for you but if you have some time I would love to talk to you about your experience on the island. Thank you in advance. Again Best wishes on your MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENT!!!

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    3. Reply and send me your email address I will not publish it..lol

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  2. YAY!! Congratulations!!! ' Won't He do it!" I'm so happy for you and your family. The transparency you used in sharing your life's testimony over the years has been astonishing. I am ever thankful for your boldness. You have been rewarded and the best is yet to come! Reading about your resilence and determination has brought so much motivation for me and others. I am thouroughly inspired to keep going as I prepare for the MCAT. Giving up is not an option! Thank you so much for letting God use you in a mighty way! :) I hope you keep writing.... -I. U.

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  3. Congratulations!!! Hope to be in your place in a couple of years! Best of luck on the next leg of your journey.

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  4. Congrats! I am also from Arkansas. You will love it here! I am a 38 year old pre-med student who thought I should change majors due to age and self doubts, but you keep me continuing on my journey!! Thank you!!

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  5. Thank you...I was your age when I started my prerequisites...it took 3 years to complete due to my husbands illness and other obstacles, but I never gave up...You can do it, too...Stay focused, determined and you will do it...

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  6. Thank you! I know you are extremely busy getting ready for your move but can I email you? I have a couple questions!

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    1. Just reply to posting and I will not post your info..

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    2. Just reply to posting and I will not post your info..

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  7. I would love to share your story on The Premed Years podcast to inspire those following in your footsteps. Let me know if you are interested!

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  8. Wow! You're awesome and inspirational!

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  9. I'm so late but I just came across your blog. I thank you So much for taking the time to write your story! I was getting so discouraged. I'm in my early 30's and I'm still trying to get a better score on the mcat. I hear so many horrible things about the Caribbean but you gave me hope and I will apply. Xoxo

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    1. Future Doctor...I'm glad you came across this blog as well...Please never let the nay sayers deter you from reaching your goals....more than like those that have spoke ill of Caribbean school do not know anything about them or have bought into the fallacy that they are not well trained, which is not the truth for Ross Graduates. Ross University place more doctors in residency than any other institution in the WORLD...Not, all school are the same, but I am a witness of Ross University commitment to making sure their graduates are competitive. Perhaps, many many years ago, there was an uncertainty. But, NOW...Our graduate are breaking down barriers and doing great things in the industry. Ross graduates are program directors, medical directors, etc. Most of the time it's not where you attend school, it's what you do with the knowledge you received. There are many US schools that did not place residents into the last Match...Do what you must to get where you desire to go. DREAM BIG, Break outside the box, Don't let fear, intimidation or any other tactic to deter you from moving forward or STOP you...On the other side, there is success...only if you do not give up!

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  10. Congratulations on becoming a Medical Doctor. You have inspire me to continue my dreams of becoming a MD. Right now, I have two semesters left to earn my bachelor's degrees in education. I will continue to finish my pre-requisites for medical school next fall semester instead of going into my masters. Medicine has always been my goal. I'm thinking about AUC or Ross. Did you look into other carribean schools before choosing Ross? If so, why did you choose Ross over the others?

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    1. Thank you....I only briefly looked at St.George...but. I chose Ross after going to their information seminar and spoke with graduates. Ross had a lot of support, especially being a single parent, the prep school for my son on campus and other amenities..made Ross my number one choice.

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    2. Thank you....I only briefly looked at St.George...but. I chose Ross after going to their information seminar and spoke with graduates. Ross had a lot of support, especially being a single parent, the prep school for my son on campus and other amenities..made Ross my number one choice.

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  11. Wow, at 40 myself,after reading this,I can say, I too can dream again. Beyond powerful!!!! This came at the right time.

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  12. I too am now 40,and sit thinking about so much over the past three years. In spite of opposition and an uphill battle,I can hear a whisper saying,it is not too late.Wow! So powerful! Thanks for sharing your story and for showing what resilience in action looks like. Congrats!

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  13. I obviously haven't read your blog in a while. You recently came to mind.... I am late.... Congratulations!

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