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MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
UCSF is one of the finest medical institutions in the world. Everyone who graduates from their fellowships goes on to be come Professor of This or Director of That. It also happens to be located in the one place in the world that I consider to be "home."



I put in an application to do a fellowship in adolescent medicine there. I never once considered that there was a real chance that I could get in. They're way too prestigious for lil' ole me.



...except I did. bounce2 I got the phone call today.



I also learned from their program director that my current boss considers me to be one of the best residents to have come through his program in years.



There's a hitch. The usual start date for a fellowship would be 1 July 2008. In my case, one of their fellows got pregnant or something and is six months behind. They cannot have an extra fellow, and so I won't be able to start until the beginning of January 2009, or perhaps as late as July 2009. Either way, I have a guaranteed position.



I'M IN!



And I'm moving home. biggrin ubblol ubbrollsmile cool smile



(This is big, guys. This is really big!) hug

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


[Nx?]BRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,749 posts
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both


Posted:
prof lightening soon? wink

well done kiss

T wave

This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
-><- Kallisti


MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
Nx? Herr Professor Doktor Lightning. Please. wink

As for Australia, now that it seems that I'm getting time off, I may delay my trip to Australia and instead opt to do a rotation in Madrid so that I can perfect my medical Spanish.

I'd then do Oztrellia once I was done with residency and could just play, rather than having to work there, too.

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


brittleGOLD Member
member
131 posts
Location: leicester, uk


Posted:
Joins in a bit late but good on ya!!!!

congrats =D

What to do in case of fire??? LET IT BURN!


Nephtysresident fridge magnet
835 posts
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands


Posted:
Ich gratuliere dich Herr Professor Doktor Blitzen!!!

well done hug

everyone's unique except me


fake teeth and glueBRONZE Member
Checking who's online, watching you!
1,972 posts
Location: somewhere, England (UK)


Posted:
that sounds brilliant, I'm really happy for you especially as you say it is located in the place you consider home.

well done ^_^

you just lost the game!!!!!! !!!!!

knowledge is power, power corupts, study hard, become evil.


georgemcBRONZE Member
Sitting down facing forward . . .
2,387 posts
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand


Posted:
 Written by: Doc Lightning

As for Australia, now that it seems that I'm getting time off, I may delay my trip to Australia ...


There ya go - raise our hopes just to dash them again frown
You know you're toying with people's emotions here Herr Doktor Professor??!! biggrin

Written by: Doc Lightning talking about Marmite in Kichi's Intro thread

I have several large jars of the stuff. I actually like it... a little. And don't tell anyone I admitted to it.
grin


MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
Well the delay would be about 5-6 months, and then I could spend my time in Australia playing, rather than working. Means I get to meet more of you.

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
I had another one of those days where I was walking around and having random paroxysms of joy at the idea that I'm moving back to San Francisco.

I was listening to Evanescence's "Bring Me to Life." The lyrics reflected my feelings. In my time away from San Francisco, I've lost a lot of who and what I am. I don't have good connections to poi spinners, I've lost connections with my friends, and Burning Man has become the one time each year when I spirit gets recharged and I feel whole again.

 Written by: Evanescence

"where Ive become so numb without a soul, my spirit sleeping somewhere cold until you find it there and lead it back...home."

"Bid my blood to run, before I come undone, save me from the nothing I've become."



You can find any meaning in a silly pop song (Amy Lee says it's about a stranger saying something to her that led her to leave a bad relationship with an abusive man), but somehow, this one spoke to me about my life, about how unhappy I've been, about how much I've missed all those people who are so important to me, and about how, no matter how I tried to drown it out in the din of New York City, the homesickness gnawed at me.

 Written by: evanescence

"I've been living a lie, there's nothing inside".



Six years and two months ago, I drove out of San Francisco. I had tears in my eyes as I left Stanford's campus and drove down 280 out of the Bay Area. And I found myself in Michigan, my birthplace, where I grew up, and a place I regard with deepest loathing. Never have I ever been so unhappy. I was probably clinically depressed the entire time I was in medical school. It got a bit better when I moved to New York, but New York always felt strange, foreign, alien. I'm not a New Yorker. I'm a San Franciscan.

The homesickness has been like a stomachache that never goes away. I tried not to think of San Francisco, I tried not to look at photos of anything west of the Rockies, and I *definately* didn't visit. I knew that I wouldn't be able to handle the pain of having to leave it once again.

Until I posted this thread.

I fly out to visit over Columbus Day Weekend next month. It doesn't hurt anymore. I'm going to check out apartments. I'm going to swim with Stanford Masters. I'm going to explore. I'm going to hang with my friends. I'm going to drink it all in without fear of being overwhelmed with grief.

I don't mean to imply that San Francisco is perfect. It's got its share of issues, of course.

But it's my home, and it's where I want to be more than anywhere else in the world. ubblove

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


PukSILVER Member
Sweet talented nutter
2,615 posts
Location: Brisbane Oz, Australia


Posted:
Good for you getting what you truely deserve .

that shrewd and knavish sprite

Called Robin Good Fellow ; are you not he that is frighten of the maidens of the villagery - fairy

I am the merry wander of the night -puk


georgemcBRONZE Member
Sitting down facing forward . . .
2,387 posts
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand


Posted:
*breaks into song* "I left my heart, in San Fran cisco..."

Go Doc! Home is where the heart is indeed.

Written by: Doc Lightning talking about Marmite in Kichi's Intro thread

I have several large jars of the stuff. I actually like it... a little. And don't tell anyone I admitted to it.
grin


MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
Funny how many songs there are about San Francisco. There's also one about a "City by the Bay."

Most people I know would rather give up their careers and work as garbagemen than leave San Francisco. Most people who move there never leave. People who grow up there and strike out to discover a new place wind up regretting it.

I think that's why it gathers so many songs.

I defy anyone to spend one clear sunset there and then leave without wanting to stay forever.

Well, this time, when I leave it'll be feet first. tongue

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


SpitFireGOLD Member
Mand's Girl....and The Not So Shy One
2,723 posts
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada


Posted:
A bit late, but congratulations, none the less!

Solitude sometimes speaks to you, and you should listen.


GnorBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
5,814 posts
Location: Perth, Australia


Posted:
[Quote]Six years and two months ago, I drove out of San Francisco. I had tears in my eyes as I left Stanford's campus and drove down 280 out of the Bay Area. And I found myself in Michigan, my birthplace, where I grew up, and a place I regard with deepest loathing. Never have I ever been so unhappy. I was probably clinically depressed the entire time I was in medical school. It got a bit better when I moved to New York, but New York always felt strange, foreign, alien. I'm not a New Yorker. I'm a San Franciscan.[/Quote]

It maybe helped you to post lots on HOP though. So we all got more of you.
Happy to hear of your increasing happiness hug hug biggrin

Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu


MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
HOP has been a home away from home. In fact, it was the move away from SF that stimulated me to post on HOP.

Don't worry, though. You won't lose me when I go back. This has gone from a home away from home to...a home.

You'll pry this community out of my cold, dead hands. hug

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


Mr_ChutneySILVER Member
Tosser
1,712 posts
Location: Herefordshire, England (UK)


Posted:
I'm really happy for you Mike- I look forward to paying you a visit one day smile

MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
biggrin It hit me again.

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


georgemcBRONZE Member
Sitting down facing forward . . .
2,387 posts
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand


Posted:
biggrin on the rebound perhaps?? ubblol
Still smile for you Doc!

Written by: Doc Lightning talking about Marmite in Kichi's Intro thread

I have several large jars of the stuff. I actually like it... a little. And don't tell anyone I admitted to it.
grin


Sir_Sheepold hand
725 posts
Location: Chester, UK


Posted:
Are there pigeons in San Fransisco?

*hug*

Spoiling Christmas for small children since 2003.


MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
Only randy ones, Good Sir Sheep! *muah*

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
It's a gorgeous day in New York City. Cool, crisp autumn. Trees are still green, sky is a bright psychedelic blue, wisps of clouds, golden light from the sun. Children were playing, people were walking their dogs, the city seemed to be truly alive. It was one of those days when I love New York City and everything about it.



I snapped a photo of the view up Lexington Avenue from 79th st. A gorgeous shot. I sent it to three friends in California with the caption:



"It ain't bad, but it ain't San Francisco."



 Written by: Herb Caen

"One day if I do go to heaven...I'll look around and say, 'It ain't bad, but it ain't San Francisco.'"

Herb Caen (19161997), columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle





ubbrollsmile

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


LadyChaos772BRONZE Member
newbie
6 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
Congratulations on getting accepted into UCSF, the most prestigious medical program out there, imho. I used to be in medicine, but not for me. And you get to live in San Francisco! Though NYC is loads of fun too, I've visited SF many times and lived in NYC for a few years. Anywhoo, yay for you!

Invader XanSILVER Member
Your friendly neighbourhood mad scientist
479 posts
Location: Over the hills and far away, United Kingdom


Posted:
UCOF is official? tongue





Seriously though, congrats man! biggrin

"Love the art in yourself and not yourself in the art."
--Konstantin Stanislavisky


MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
Seven months... Today.

bounce

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
Six months... and four days.

bounce2

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


GaiaSILVER Member
Member
16 posts
Location: Italy


Posted:
congrats!!!

_khan_SILVER Member
old hand
768 posts
Location: San Francisco, California, USA


Posted:
Doc you must come to SpinJam when you get here! If your schedule allows of course.

taken out of context i must seem so strange
~ ani di franco


MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
For six months, my schedule will allow for ANYTHING! biggrin

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
Well...

It's 1 Jan, 2008. Thus...

...six months remain. Exactly.

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
Five months. bounce bounce2 bounce bounce2 bounce

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


DevilsarmyBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
2,984 posts
Location: Nuneaton, United Kingdom


Posted:
Congratulations on making it in! doesnt matter how long you wait. your in!!!
hug hug hug <---- i send lots biggrin

Actually back on HoP guys ...

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