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Dean Lorimer
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Dr. Dean, MD
I've tried to write this post a dozen times.  I've written it over and over in my head since I started this blog four years ago.  In reality, how does someone write his last blog post of medical school?  I mean, hopefully he would write it before he graduat...

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The Problem With Pediatric Cardiology
I loved my pediatric cardiology rotation.  Whew, glad I got that off my chest.  It was fascinating and intriguing.  I felt like I learned so much about the pediatric cardiology exam that I can't even believe I waited until the end of my fourth year of medic...

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Beginning of the End
I remember walking into my clerkship the first day, thinking that I was on the beginning of an epic journey that would probably never end.  If it did end, I would just start another clerkship.  I did start another clerkship, which also ended.  And another. ...

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My Path to Peds
Of all the difficult decisions in medical school, figuring out what you're going to do the rest of your life ranks at the top.  I realize there are some who enter medical school with a lifelong dream of being a dermatologist or psychiatrist and stick to it,...

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Match Day
Match day is both incredible and somewhat anticlimactic.  Amazing because you finally find out where you're going for residency.  Anticlimactic because you then wonder why you are going back to clerkships now that you've matched.  It's mostly just awesome, ...

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Match Day: The Night Before
I thought making my rank list would be the hardest part of the Match, and it certainly was a relief to have it done.  What I wasn't prepared for was the next 23 days of anxiety, waiting to see where Leah and I would end up.  I thought Monday's email telling...

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Matchmaker, Matchmaker
Okay, so I matched.  I don't know where and won't find out for another 94.5 hours (who's counting?).  Since my life is pretty much a musical, I figured I'd share my thoughts via Fiddler on the Roof .  Don't act surprised. Matchmaker, matchmaker make me a ma...

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The Art of Test-Taking
Let's be honest: med school is on par with the entirety of the education system.  That is to say that most of my teachers in kindergarten through 12th grade were extraordinarily frustrated that standardized exams were the measure of how much we were learnin...

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The Rank List
Oh yes, the ever present rank list.  The list that will determine my place of residence for the next three years of my life.  The list that impacts the entirety of my life from this year onward.  The list that places not only me but also my wife at the whim...

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And I Know Things Now
Well, I'm itching to go see Into the Woods  this week.  I know, I know, but seeing it when I was 6 years old was what made me fall in love with musicals in the first place.  And since I'm a man who lives his life in such a way that he could break into song ...
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