Adventures in Medicine

Medical School and Beyond!

Blessings and Mercies

on August 2, 2016

A little over 3 years ago when I first started this blog I intended for it to be a way for my followers to go on my journey through the medical field with me.  This journey has been pretty amazing and included many different destinations.  Destinations that have allowed me to bask in the awe of God’s creation and it does not appear to be stopping anytime soon.

It all started out in April of 2013 when I moved to St. Kitts for 19 months.  A time where I was able to live in the tropics and have summer all year round.  Which, for a northern, like me, who enjoys having 4 seasons is not something I would wish for my entire life.  For a year of this time I was able to wake up and look out my window to see the ocean.  This time in St. Kitts allowed for me to live in a different culture and country.  It allowed me to try new fruits, new juices, and learn how to live on my own.

From St. Kitts I transitioned to Portland, Maine in January of 2015.  (Yes I went from summer year round to Maine in the middle of winter).  While I have heard about the beauty of Northern New England I, for the most part, saw it glistening in snow (at one point we got 8 feet in the course of a week).  Due to all the snow class was canceled on Mondays for 1 month straight.  I think that was the most snow days in 1 year I had my entire life.  I did, however, get to enjoy some very beautiful skies and now have a desire to return one summer and be able to experience all the beauty that Maine has to offer.  An experience to learn about the care God put in when he created this place.  This will also give me a chance to go whale watching since the whale watching season started a couple weeks after I left the area.

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From Maine I went back home and spent 6 months at home.  This time allowed me to be able to attend some family functions.  Upon the quick passing of those 6 months my mom and I once again moved me south (but not as far this time) to Augusta, GA (my favorite place school has taken me thus far).  Besides seeing the beauty of Augusta, especially around the time of Masters, I got to travel a little and see Savannah, Greenville, and Lake Lure, NC.

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IMG_3930(Lake Robinson in Taylors, SC)

IMG_0534(Blue Ridge Mountains on the way to NC)

IMG_0536    (Lake Lure, NC)

After a fast 7 months in Augusta I moved to Atlanta.  Unlike the Augusta, Atlanta has a lot of concrete and very little greenery.  In Atlanta I have gone to a Cubs game when they were here playing the Braves, attended Passion City Church multiple times, and this past weekend spent some time at the Georgia Aquarium.

This weekend I will be going to explore Charleston, SC and see and experience the beauty and history of that town.  I will be remaining in Atlanta for the next couple months before moving once again.

But what is really exciting is what I will be doing next year.  When I was in Maine I was working with a pediatrician who completed a fellowship in integrative medicine which peaked my interest in that field.  A little research, with some direction from said preceptor, showed me that there is a single program with an elective rotation offered for 4th year medical students at the University of Arizona in Tucson.  As soon as the application opened up I submitted my app and found out early last month that I was accepted for one of the 2 spots for international medical students for the Spring 2017 rotation.  Therefore, I will be spending 4 weeks in Tucson, AZ beginning in the end of March of 2017.  I am so excited and know it is only by God’s grace, mercy, and blessings that I have this opportunity.  During this time I will get to learn about the beauty God put into the desert and I spend those few weeks there and hopefully have some time to explore.

God has truly blessed me with my surroundings, new relationships, and His mercies these past 3 years.  When I left Wheeling for St. Kitts 39 months ago I could never have guessed I would have been able to experience all I have thus far and my medical journey is still just beginning.

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