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To all my countless fans,

After a long delay, I’m back again! I’ll keep this post short and sweet and make it more of a picture blog. But first I’ll update you on what I’ve been up to. Since my last post, I finished my emergency medicine rotation. Having had all my third year rotations and my sub-internships under my belt, it made it a really enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Never knowing what’s coming in on a shift and always doing the initial work-up, it helped me improve my physical exam skills and hone my skills as a diagnostician. You can pretty much just call me Dr. House now 😉 (by the way, House was a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School #ftw). If I wasn’t doing internal medicine, I think I’d probably pursue emergency medicine!

The big thing that all fourth years are up to right now is interviewing for residency. I’m currently taking the Advanced Medical Therapeutics online course, which is very useful and will help once residency actually starts. It also allows me to have my own schedule! Currently, I’ve interviewed at 3 places and have liked them all. For medicine, the day consists of a program overview, sitting in on morning report where the chief residents present a patient case, a hospital tour, and interviews by usually two physicians, one of which seems to be in your personal career interest. Oh yea, and a free dinner and drinks the night before! Yummy! 😛

Enough of this jibber-jabber, let’s get on with the picture show!

Totally immobilized with Dan "Felt Hair" Veldheer in casting class in preparation for our emergency medicine rotation!

At the end of September I flew down to Arizona to hang out some undergrad buddies from Michigan State in Scottsdale. Here's Joe, LJ and lil' Nicker! We climbed Camelback Mountain in Phoenix. #hammerandanail #stackingthembails

Scholarship dinner with Dr. Anne and John Roberts. In memory of Dr. Roberts (the father of the Dr. Roberts pictured here), two students per class are awarded the scholarship. A truly amazing and still unbelievable honor, I couldn't be more thankful. I hope one day I can do the same.

Traveled down to Philly to take Step 2 CS and spent and extra day checking out the city. #classictourist #rocky

Our annual halloween party, here's a pic of me with fellow Michigan Med Student, Larry Briski! #Idkwhatmycostumeis

To continue the halloween pics, Danny V and I traveled to Pontiac, Michigan to get spooked at the biggest haunted house ever! Boy, were we spooked!! #boo! #spooky #puremichigan

Who said you don't have time for video games in med school?! ;o) Way too good! #callofdutyghosts #28and1 #instaduty

This is one of the many things that makes Ann Arbor a great town. Tons of shows and events to go all year around. About a week ago Brett Dennen came to the local bar, Blind Pig!

Checked out some Michigan Basketball. As I'm sure you can tell, fourth year looks pretty tough now… ;oP

Well that’s it for it now. I’ll take some pix from the interview trail and post again soon!