Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Training License.

So the other day I received a great letter. It was from the Pennsylvania License people telling me that they received my application for my medical license while I am in training.  I could not believe that I am getting information about my medical license. Then I get the email telling me about orientation. I cannot wait.

Only 56 more days to go, but no one is counting. Ah, who am I kidding; I AM COUNTING. This is the greatest feeling in the world. To know that in less than 2 months I will be a doctor. The cool thing is that when I book my trip to Las Vegas for the Old Pre Meds conference (www.oldpremeds.com) I plan to reserve it under Dr. Lerman. Something that I have wanted to do for a very long time.

Right now I am on my Endocrinology rotation. It is still a lot of general medicine, however I am really learning how to manage the diabetic issues in people, which is the reason I took the class anyway.

This week I am going to be going to the Exit Interview, which pretty much drills into your brain that you have to pay your loans back. I have to look into programs that help with loan repayment if you work in an underserved hospital. But I will be earning a paycheck again. I have to kick out the senioritis out of my. I have stuff to read and I even purchased my Step 3 review book. In the meantime, I have been reading non medically related books.

The first book is Mad Money by Jim Cramer. I am reading this because I will be getting back into the stock market after a several year hiatus in order to make some more money. It is a nice diversion from medicine. The other book that I am reading at the same time is Sun Tzu's The Art of War. This book is purported to be read by heads of state as well as corporations. Since I am gunning for that fellowship position, I need to have all of the tools possible for my success. I will let you all know how it turns out. There is something to be said about a book that has been around for 2400 years and is still being published (bible not included).

I am also looking forward to my time off between graduation and start of residency. Getting back to the golf course and fishing.

Till next time.


  1. Confgrats! Very exciting...I must look in to this oldpremeds thing as well - sounds like fun!

  2. Just found your blog - looking forward to reading through it, since I'm a non-trad leaving my career for medicine.


  4. OPM is awesome! For anyone considering a career change or going back later in life.

  5. This is such an exciting time. I am really happy for you. I know you are on Cloud 9 right now! The best of luck in the next few weeks. I would be counting the days too!