Saturday, March 25, 2006

and so it ends (begins?)

i met with my PI (research mentor) this morning. with my heart beating much faster than usual, i entered his office and just . . . said it. i tried to emphasize my changing career/family goals (and not my newfound lack-of-excitement about science in general) and --

he understood. in fact, he was as nice and understanding as he could be. he said he would be sad to see me go, but that he knew where i was coming from. and i think he actually did: his wife, an md/phd, works part-time as a physician. and they have 4 kids.

i'm getting used to announcing my choice. "i will be leaving the md/phd program and going back to med school" is a phrase that's now come out of my mouth (or out of my keyboard) multiple times now, and i know it will need to be repeated many more in the near future.

one of these days, i'll get used to it.


  1. Glad you're feeling better. Sometimes it's hard to make the decision on what's best for YOU, but is always worth it in the end.

    As for running, I have no clue what makes one good or not, aside from the usual...enough water, good nutrition, enough sleep, etc. Oh, and I really have to WANT to run. If I don't, it always sucks :alien:

  2. Do pediatrics and come to Emory :) I'll tell Josh he has to go too. But he doesn't have to do pediatrics :P

  3. Anonymous8:08 AM

    welcome back Sarah---we've missed you!