Monday, April 2, 2012

Another Match Day Moment.

These pictures were sent to me by a student that I've had the pleasure of advising for the last two years.  This lovely young doctor is Ania L. -- and she is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. On these snaps, I'd just learned that she had gotten her first choice of residency programs and I guess someone was there with a very nice camera to capture it all. (I'm such a dork when I'm excited. . .ha ha ha!)

When we first met, she was pretty sure that she wanted to become a surgeon. We worked together for a full month at Grady and it was wonderful. (Check her out on the right margin -- that was from our month together.) Anyways, I was elated to learn after our month that she'd changed her mind and decided to pursue a career in Internal Medicine! And no, I don't think it was because of me--duh! But I am so, so happy that I wasn't a hindrance to her coming to that realization (which can and does happen if some parts of the experience aren't good.)

Ania isn't in one of my small groups. But she is one of mine. Totally. I told another student advisee just the other day (who isn't in my small group) -- "When you meet special students, you hold on and don't let go. Next thing you know, you look up and you have a whole collection of wonderful mentees. This is the best part of mentoring." And that's so, so true. We get to listen and teach and advise and assist. We also get to celebrate big moments like this one because once we hold on they become our moments, too. They sure do.

Seriously? This is the best job ever. 


Happy Monday.

1 comment:

  1. Are you sure you're both doctors and not actors on a doctor show? Gorgeous --


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