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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
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

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jarle
GOLD Member since Mar 2007

jarle

Lv15 Ranger
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 1489
Posted:Whoooooo! Nice work!
Many hugs indeed! hug hug hug bounce


Kupo!

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Medusa
BRONZE Member since Nov 2003

Medusa

veteran
Location: 8 days at Cloudbreak, 6 in Per...

Total posts: 1433
Posted:Wow congrats!!!!

beerchug


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Brenn
PLATINUM Member since Jun 2004

Brenn

Will carpal your tunnel in a minute.
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 3286
Posted:Congratulations Doc! hug smile

ॐ

Owner of burningoftheclavey smile
Owned by Lost83spy

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Posted:Woooooo!!!!! Congratulations, Doc. I'm sure you deserve it wink

Best of luck to you hug


"I don't know what you are talking about"

"Cardinal!!! Poke her... with the SOFT CUSIONS!!!!"

"Its not working my lord!"

"Have you got all of the stuffing on one end?!"

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FireTom


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Total posts: 6650
Posted:*gets fireworks*

this one's for you, Doc:
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the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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georgemc
BRONZE Member since Oct 2006

georgemc

Sitting down facing forward . . .
Location: Christchurch

Total posts: 2387
Posted:bounce bounce2 bounce whoop whoop whoop!
Yay for Doc!!! ubbrollsmile

See, all the good wishes earlier worked! Having HoPpers on your side works a treat! 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

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Gnor
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth

Total posts: 5814
Posted:Whhoooppiiiii...

Time to pack all those boxes and spring clean.

Well done!!!!! ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile


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

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clarence_quack
SILVER Member since Feb 2005

clarence_quack

QuackerJack
Location: over your left shoulder

Total posts: 1927
Posted:Go Doc!
That gives you plenty of time to travel.. And come visit us in Australia!


Nutella Brigade Unite!

"Look! I have a rainbow penis!" - Rouge

Owned By Steaks

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Birgit
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh

Total posts: 4145
Posted:You may have to wait a bit longer, but at the same time you skip about 5 years in other institutions, career-wise. Well done!! hug

"vices are like genitals - most are ugly to behold, and yet we find that our own are dear to us."
(G.W. Dahlquist)

Owner of Dragosani's left half

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gita
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

gita

.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
Location: brizvegas

Total posts: 3776
Posted:WOOH! bounce clap congratulations doc!!! bounce2 hug

do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel


Total posts: 15414
Posted:*lick*

Nice one mate! biggrin hug2


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Yakumo
SILVER Member since May 2006

Yakumo

veteran
Location: Oxfordshire

Total posts: 1237
Posted:Congratulations biggrin

I wish similarly wonderful things for all HoPpers, it's great to hear when they actually happen smile


Blinded by Hyperlights, please donate generously grin

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Mand
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada

Total posts: 2317
Posted:Wohooo!
Congratulations Mike!
biggrin hug biggrin


Lets steal a spaceship and head for the sun, and shoot the stars with a lemonade ray gun.

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Pink...?
BRONZE Member since Apr 2002

Pink...?

Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There

Total posts: 6140
Posted:Fantastic news! hug2

Will you still remember us when you're chief master of medicine of the world? ubbangel


Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Pink, you couldn't pry me outta here with a hot crowbar!

hug2


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Shawnie
GOLD Member since Mar 2004

Captain Shawnie the Dreaded


Total posts: 126
Posted:Wow Doc, good on ya. That sounds like the most amazing opportunity! Let your excitement right now be that motivating fuel to keep you stoked through it. It sounds like it's going to be as hard as it is exceptional. Congratulations! I am always happy to see somebody come across a well deserved exciting opportunity!

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted: Written by:

Dear Dr. G---

I enjoyed speaking with you yesterday. As I stated on my phone call, I shall be sending you a formal letter confirming our conversation but to make certain that you have something prior to my return from vacation. Please accept this email as a confirmation that I am offering you a definite space in our fellowship program effective July 1, 2009. I shall be working on trying to obtain a spot for you effective January 1, 2009. I should have clarification regarding this spot by September 1, 2007.

My best to you,

Charles I----


--
Charles E. I.--- , M.D.
Professor and Vice Chairman of Pediatrics
Director, Division of Adolescent Medicine
Division of Adolescent Medicine
University of California, San Francisco



The happiness keeps coming in huge waves of euphoria. I'm still bursting 24 hours after I find out.

It's beyond perfect. I've never had my first choice before. The best program in the best place on Earth. One huge cosmic *click* and my life falls in order.

Now all I have to do is stay there. But I guess all I can do is try.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Posted:Whoah, Mike.. You really deserve this. All of HoP is rooting for you and hoping for the best. I think I can speak for all of us when I say you'll do excellent, and you will show this world a thing or two!

Best of luck to you, Doc. You deserve it wink


"I don't know what you are talking about"

"Cardinal!!! Poke her... with the SOFT CUSIONS!!!!"

"Its not working my lord!"

"Have you got all of the stuffing on one end?!"

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction

Total posts: 13215
Posted:*does the congratulations dance*

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Ade
SILVER Member since Mar 2001

Are we there yet?
Location: australia

Total posts: 1897
Posted:congratulations - well deserved hug

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georgemc
BRONZE Member since Oct 2006

georgemc

Sitting down facing forward . . .
Location: Christchurch

Total posts: 2387
Posted:*joins Rouge in the congratu-ma-lations dance and hopes it's not actually a rain dance by mistake*

yay, yay, yay - and that stills give you time to come us visit us "down-under" peeps next year like you promised...
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

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:I'm coming, Oz-Zealand. I'm coming...

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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_khan_
SILVER Member since Nov 2004

_khan_

old hand
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Total posts: 768
Posted:Congratulations, Doc! clap bounce clap

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

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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne

Total posts: 5125
Posted:i refuse to congratulate you til you book your flights... well.. maybe a little

congratulations! bounce clap hug couldnt've happened to someone more deserving smile

see you soonish smile


"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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Yakumo
SILVER Member since May 2006

Yakumo

veteran
Location: Oxfordshire

Total posts: 1237
Posted:not that I want to worry you or spoil partying with your HoP friends or anything, just concerned, but are you sure they're liberal enough that nothing on this site you've ever posted might jeopardize your position if they identify you? (it was posting their mail that worried me most, but just the story is identifiable)



lots of blogger lost jobs n' stuff these days. And anything posted on this site will have a MUCH higher search ranking than any random blog.



hug


Blinded by Hyperlights, please donate generously grin

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faith enfire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin

Total posts: 3556
Posted:*happy dance*
they're lucky to have you


Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted: Written by: Yakumo


not that I want to worry you or spoil partying with your HoP friends or anything, just concerned, but are you sure they're liberal enough that nothing on this site you've ever posted might jeopardize your position if they identify you? (it was posting their mail that worried me most, but just the story is identifiable)

lots of blogger lost jobs n' stuff these days. And anything posted on this site will have a MUCH higher search ranking than any random blog.

hug



I can't think of anything I've said in the last several years that would jeopardize me.

I mean except for the bit about my cheddar cheese habit and the illegal stuffed animal farm I have in my apartment. eek

And if it did, then maybe it's not the place for me, after all.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Bird
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Bird

now available in "advanced"
Location: Cornwall

Total posts: 6086
Posted:*joins the party a bit late*

Congratulations Doc! biggrin

bounce

hug


My state of mind is not yours to define!

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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georgemc
BRONZE Member since Oct 2006

georgemc

Sitting down facing forward . . .
Location: Christchurch

Total posts: 2387
Posted: Written by: Doc Lightning


I'm coming, Oz-Zealand. I'm coming...



So's Xmas... ubblol


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

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Gnor
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth

Total posts: 5814
Posted: Written by: Doc Lightning


I'm coming, Oz-Zealand. I'm coming...



So when do we start making beds?


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

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