PGY3

PGY 3: What It Was Really Like

Now that we have made it to the other side of DrH's PGY3 year I'd like to take a minute to be honest about it: IT. WAS. ROUGH. The third year of DrH's program is known as the year of nights. They spend half of the year working nights and the other half on trauma… Continue reading PGY 3: What It Was Really Like

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Life, PGY3

I’m Back!

Wow, it has been over a year since I sat down to put a blog together. I guess that is a true testament to how busy/crazy things have been. So here is a brief recap of the highlights to get caught back up to today! The last time I posted something it was unfortunately not… Continue reading I’m Back!

PGY2

I Have Joined the 1 in 4: Our Story of Miscarriage

Starting a family is a very personal choice for every person/couple. For DrH and me, it was a no-brainer that we would start a family (God willing) when the “time was right.” But, when is the time right exactly? And with him being in residency, there is never a “right” time, just maybe “better” times.… Continue reading I Have Joined the 1 in 4: Our Story of Miscarriage

PGY2

Miss Independent

Many times throughout this medical journey Kelly Clarkson's lyrics "Miss independent; Miss self-sufficient" have rang through my head. Sometimes more as an anthem to keep myself strong and other times as a "hell yes!" pat on my back for getting through something challenging entirely on my own. The one piece of advice that I was offered at the… Continue reading Miss Independent

PGY1

Intern Year: We Survived and Thrived

Originally published on Physician Family When asked to reflect on intern year, I wasn’t quite sure what to say because it has gone by so fast. Briana doesn’t have something to say? Ha! Those who know me personally are probably laughing out loud! My husband began his neurosurgery residency in July 2014 and as of July… Continue reading Intern Year: We Survived and Thrived

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Catch up! May & June

So it has been a rather busy 6 weeks for DrH and me. Here is the rundown with what has been going on!: May 6th:  DrH completed Step 3. May 8th: We closed on our first house. May 14th-16th: DrH was in CA for a training. May 17th: Moved into our new house. May 23rd: Friend's wedding in NC.… Continue reading Catch up! May & June

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Me Time?

"Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don't shoot their husbands, they just don't." - Elle Woods, Legally Blonde Yes, I just quoted Legally Blonde. I love that movie and I am a Reece Witherspoon fan. So, don't judge :-). Ms. Elle Woods is correct! 😉  It is amazing how much better… Continue reading Me Time?

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Keeping Them Involved

As any medical significant other knows, keeping your other half involved in "every day" things (activities, chores, celebrations, family dinner, etc) can often be a challenge. We know this because more often than not they miss out on the "every day" life things when working 80+ hours a week, and if they are not working they… Continue reading Keeping Them Involved

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AMA Alliance Fireside Chat

When my husband was in medical school I didn't have anyone to talk to about the world of medicine. Of course my husband was happy to talk to me about it, but he didn't have all the information that I was looking for and I didn't expect him to. I did my best to research through good… Continue reading AMA Alliance Fireside Chat

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Buying vs. Renting in Residency

As you might remember, Last spring following Match Day, when we found out that we would be in the area for 7+ years, we started look for a house somewhere between DC and Baltimore. At the time, I was planning to keep my position at the large PR agency I was with and DrH was… Continue reading Buying vs. Renting in Residency