Thursday, April 9, 2009


And he's done!! Today Sean completed his final test of Medical school - he still has his licensing exam in May - but Medical school itself is officially over!! We're very excited. And I couldn't be prouder of Sean!! It's been 3 years of classes, tests, call, out of city rotations, and a lot of really hard work. Some days it felt like Med school would never end, but over all, it's totally flown by. It's been a fantastic experience, and we've made some life long friends whom we will dearly miss.

And now we are on the brink of a totally new adventure - Residency! I'm excited and apprehensive about it. After all, you hear the horror stories of how much your husband will be gone, how tired he will always be, etc etc. I heard all the same kind of stuff about Medical school, and to be totally honest, it wasn't nearly as bad as I had anticipated. So now I'm left to wonder how embellished these residency stories are. Because Sean is doing a Rural Family Medicine Residency I know it won't be nearly as bad as some other residency's would be, but it's still residency. I'm thankful that I will have my family nearby to help with the difficulties, and share in the joys. I'm also so thankful for a couple of fantastic fellow "Med school wives" who's husbands will also be doing their residency in Lethbridge. Having someone to talk with who actually truly gets the frustrations and excitements of Med school makes a world of difference!

In the mean time, we get to enjoy having Sean around a bit more, and try to remember to let him sneak away and study for his licensing exam once in a while. Did I mention I was excited?!


  1. Congrats!! And congrats to you Jen for supporting your husband so well! They should make certificates for wives too, don't you think?

  2. Yeah it is so nice to be done Med School. I guess we are still in the first phase of that but I am so ready to be done it already. Good luck with the residency.

  3. Yeah! Congratulations! We are so proud of you both!