8/05/2017

A Happy Ending and New Beginning

This post is both for those who have been following along for seven years and those who may stumble across my blog in the future as they begin their own journey as a medical spouse or Ross student.

To be honest, at some points I doubted if I would ever be able to report a happy ending to our medical school journey.

After the first two years in Dominica and then spending a year in California in the waiting room, we moved to Michigan for Chris's rotations. Rotations went well and Chris graduated from RUSM in 2015.


But as most foreign medical students know, graduation does not guarantee anything. Chris took his time after walking to take and pass the USMLE Step 2. He applied for the 2016 Match and had several interviews but didn't match. It was disappointing, to say the least.

We decided that we liked Michigan enough to stay put after graduation. Although the winters have taken a bit of getting used to, we've found community, friendship, and support both at our local church and CrossFit box.


Chris took everything in stride and did not give up or remain stagnant. In the last two years, he attended and graduated the Michigan Police Academy and Fire Academy, earned his EMT license, has almost completed his Paramedic license, and has taught at the local community college, all while working at Henry Ford doing EM research.

*phew*

When the 2017 Match came around, Chris decided to focus on Family Medicine. After seven years of hard work, dreaming, and prayer, I am so happy to share that Chris matched at Central Michigan University! He is officially working as a resident physician in their Family Medicine program. :)


If you're in the middle of a medical school journey of your own right now, don't give up! And most importantly, keep moving forward. 

Everything always works out for the good in the end. Be patient and hang in there!

And as for us, we are on to our next priceless adventure...