3,928 days later...I am M.D.

by - June 29, 2010

September 27, 1999.

My first day in medical college.
My first theory class ( a scary disciplinarian Biochemistry teacher ). My first anatomy dissection hall body ( headless, but less scary than the biochemistry teacher. )
My first friend ( Hari, still my closest. ) My first taste of what medical life was gonna be like.
It would be the start of 5 years of hard work, fun and camaraderie - relationships and memories that would last a lifetime.

December 10, 2005.
Last day of internship. Finally became a doctor. No idea what to do next. : Work for awhile and actually earn some money or study for entrance exams and try to get a postgraduate degree. I would end up doing the latter. There would be hardships galore in this period, but then life was never meant to be a bed of roses.

March 8, 2007.
My first day as a post graduate resident. The start of alternate day duties. The endless Caesarian sections ( signalling a new life ) and intracranial bleeds ( that were the prelude to the end of a life. ) that would initially haunt me but later become part and parcel of my daily routine.
The wide range of opportunities - from 750 gram newborns to 120 kg women, from 24 hour old neonates to 95 year old men, moments of laughter and frustration - that would all form my learning curve over 3 years.

June 29, 2010.
The call comes today from R , my co-Pg as I enter the house.
It's a call I've been waiting for with both anticipation and fear.
It is a call informing us of what all these years of hard work have been for.
The results are out. The wait is over.
We have all cleared.
We are finally Anaesthesiologists.

It's been 3,928 days in the making. And our journey has just begun.


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34 comments

  1. wow so cool! congratulations Doctor!!

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  2. awesome...congrats..now an official killer!!;)

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  3. Thanks Guys.. its been so long.. such a struggle.. just the feeling of passing is unbelievable

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  4. Congratulations! Awesome!

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  5. Congratulations! :) I can vaguely understand how you must be feeling. Have to feel it myself, someday. :)

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  6. hey there... congratulations!!!! i wonder how it feels! i am in that december 10, 2005 phase of yours and this post of yours sent me off into a pondering mode...

    anyways... one journey ends, another begins... for so are we medicos cursed...

    what's the next summit to win over for u???

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  7. Hey congrats :)
    Hard work pays :)

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  8. Again, thanks guys and gals..
    Pranab, next goal - win in life :)

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  9. Congratulations Doctor!!
    all the luck for you in future :)

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  10. Congrats doc... May u b the best ever and most popular in your field...

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  11. Congratulations! and good luck!

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  12. congrats! wow thats a loong journey!!

    wish u all the best for the next step in life! :)

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  13. Sweta, Mad Amritha and Sunshine, thanks very much..

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  14. whoa! Heartiest congratulations! 3,928 days!!! Phew!

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  15. Awesome Doc!! Congrats!! A new phase awaits!! :)

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  16. Wow Doc... Congratulations! So, those days away from facebook and godyears helped finally!
    So, where is the party?! :) :)

    Cheers and smiles,
    me!

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  17. Congratulations.
    I read your blog occasionally and enjoy the humour. hope the humour will help you pull yourself up on bleak days.

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  18. Meira, whew indeed.. finally done and dusted with this.

    Shalini, lets see.. may actually turn up in blore sometime in august.

    Gayatri, thanks a lot. ( Pune OBG Gayatri ? )

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  19. First time reading a doctor's blog. Really enjoyed. Will visit frequently.

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  20. Sumana Thanks.

    JoshiMukard, please do drop by regularly.

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  21. Congrats Dr. R! :)
    Here, i dedicate this to you.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuZl9tRqjoQ&feature=player_embedded#!

    Enjoy! :D

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  22. oh man.. this is too cool. Thanks Nitisha

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  23. Wow, Congrats M.D. Keep serving and I hope that goodness keeps flowing to you !

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  24. Garima Soni (Uppoor)July 08, 2010

    Big Congratulations!!!...Feels gr8 after finishing post grad rite!..After reading your blog I remembered my days of MDS, n after the results came (irrelevant of what had happened), the only thought which came to my mind was - 'Thank God, its over'. The sad part of our profession is tht we waste around 10 long years, just to start our lives, but the best part is, its invaluable and whatever happens, it will be with us. By the way, my mom is an anaesthetist too and I can totally understand how responsible a job it is! I wish you all the best for a bright future!!!

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  25. Garima UppoorJuly 08, 2010

    Big Congratulations!!!...Feels gr8 after finishing post grad rite!..After reading your blog I remembered my days of MDS, n after the results came (irrelevant of what had happened), the only thought which came to my mind was - 'Thank God, its over'. The sad part of our profession is tht we waste around 10 long years, just to start our lives, but the best part is, its invaluable and whatever happens, it will be with us. By the way, my mom is an anaesthetist too and I can totally understand how responsible a job it is! I wish you all the best for a bright future!!!

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  26. Seriously, Garima.. cant describe the burden that is lifted off shoulders.. that feeling that it's over is really amazing.
    It's really true that we lose 10 years of our lives in this.. I just wish people would recognise the hard work that went into it..
    Thanks and same to you too. :)

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  27. Congrats!! You bet, this is just the beginning!

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  28. thanks Varsha.. waiting to hear the same from you.. which yr are u in presently ?

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