In the midst of sub-I season, which means that while I am rapidly accruing subjects that I want and need to blog about, but have no time or energy to do so. The past few months have been an incredible personal, as well as professional, evolution. I’ve started the long climb to becoming a neurosurgeon. Right now it is pretty grueling: the grind of a Sub-intern is totally different from the grind of a resident, but for me I think in many ways it is as stressful. It is quite a challenge to be on a monthlong job interview, with the only comparators being your residents (who have much more experience than you do since you aren’t even around the interns that much).
ERAS is in, and the interview invites are slowly trickling by. I’ve received 2 out of the three score programs that I applied to. Mrs. Thirsty Scholar has also started to receive her first invites as well – so far, none have been overlapping – and hers have been of a pretty good caliber. I’m very happy for her and I can’t wait to see what the future brings.
I have a lot to share and I’m trying to file most of it away in the offline archives until I can wade through it and find the real gems.
Again, if any MS1-MS3 with questions about couples match or neurosurgical match, please post a comment or an email and I’ll do my best to correspond with you. Since I never got much in the way of guidance due to the particular dynamics at my institution, I hope to contribute in whatever way I can if others are in the same boat.
To my fellow neurosurgery sub-I’s out there in internet land: keep your heads down and keep moving.