One of the special milestones for medical students is receiving their white coat at the end of the first year of medical school. Sweet Pea’s ceremony was held last weekend and her mentor, whom she had worked with in his clinic all year, put her white coat on her. As you can see from the photos, she was very happy.
This summer she’ll wear her white coat while working in northern Montana. As part of her training, she applied to spend four weeks working in a rural clinic doing family medicine. She will even be living with the physician and his family. Fortunately for them, she also loves to cook and garden, so our loss will be their gain.
Summer is approaching, despite the snow on the ground outside my windows, and I am working on our plans. Scheduling our lives is like putting a complicated puzzle together. I planned a short family vacation at the end of May and even that requires pulling Honeybee and Dimples out of school, but since we are incorporating a day of medical appointments into our plans, I feel justified doing it. Despite my best efforts, Mimi may not be able to come. We are at the beginning of a new phase of having adult children who have their own lives and plans. It was delayed longer than it is for many families since my older kids chose to live at home during college, but things are beginning to shift and change.
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