Currently in the Process... 9/29/2007 06:59:00 PM

I had a written exam for my application for residency at one hospital, and interviews for the same hospital the following day. I ended up being shortlisted, and asked to go on duty for the week at their radiology department, along with two other applicants. I chose to go on duty October 1st to 7th, but so far, have not yet received confirmation for the duty week.

The following day, I had my interviews at the second hospital I had applied for, and ended up being accepted "unofficially". As far as I know, I was the only one interviewed. The department chairman and the training officer of the radiology department already know me, and the chief resident knows me as well. I'll be waiting for confirmation on when I'll begin pre-residency training (probably mid-November to mid-December per suggestion of the incoming 3rd year resident, who also knows me and whom I used to bug to give preliminary readings for my assigned patients' x-rays and scans in the middle of the night!).

Thus, that's where I currently stand. Though, I'm planning to have a hands- on look at the training in the first hospital, I'm definitely going to do my residency at the second hospital, for several reasons (...a very short walk from home, staff and training program already familiar to me, a chance to meet younger students and influence them positively somehow since will also have a chance to give lectures at the College of Medicine, probably even the College of Allied Medicine to radiologic technology students...).

I'm already looking forward to the next four years of my life, although I won't deny that I have my usual mixed feelings of anxiety and excitement...