LIFE UPDATE: FELLOWSHIP!
It’s been quite a while since my last blog post. The past year has been spent doing a lot of self-reflection as I figure out the next phase of my career. It easily could have been something that I shared along the way, but being vulnerable is hard and it just didn’t feel right. Thankfully, it was nothing bad, life was just crazy! To bring you up to speed: I spent the past year working my way through interview season while being 25+ weeks pregnant, starting chief year, moving apartments, and studying for boards! Our little baby came early in December and then coronavirus shutdowns happened two days after I returned from maternity leave. Summer 2019 feels like it was just yesterday and yet a completely different world.
And so, fellowship (!): I am officially a pediatric hospital medicine (PHM) fellow at my dream hospital in my dream city. If you don’t know me personally, I left Manhattan to go to medical school in a suburb of New York, and it took me nine years and a lot of hard work to get back to living and working in the city! More on that later.
Fellowship has been off to a great start. It’s a very academic program, so the focus of the first month is almost exclusively on establishing the foundation of my scholarly project. I think I will have to spend a few posts dedicated to answering the following questions:
1. What is PHM?
2. Why PHM?
3. What should I do if I’m interested in PHM?
I’m committed to revamping my blog and sharing my fellowship journey with you. Drop a comment or send an email if you want to get in touch!