I think I finally won over one of my OB/Gyn advisors. If you recall, many months ago, I met him and had bit of a reality slap, finding out that I had much work to do to make myself a more competitive residency candidate. Well, a couple of meetings and many months later, I pitched him my research proposal, and he loved it! He was really impressed with my ideas, and is really excited about them. I'm actually glad he pushed me to do my own research project, because I am really excited about it now. I came up with an idea all on my own, and I'm going to see it through, start to finish. And at the end of fourth year, I'll have created an entire research project on my own! I'll probably blog more about the details of it later.
In addition, I'm also working with one of the residents on a separate project, so now I'm working on not one - but TWO - research projects. Who am I?! I would have never thought I'd be doing this, but I'm enjoying it so far, and I think it will feel really rewarding at the end, when I can say, "I did that!"
Anyway, it seems like a small thing to get excited about, but I was feeling particularly happy about the fact that I ended up impressing someone who didn't seem to think much of me before.
In other news, we have one week left of our third year. One week. I don't know how it went by so fast, maybe because I was buried in the hospital for a year, but I'm finally almost an MS4. It's really sad, but I'm actually looking forward to studying for Step 2CK, because it means I can wake up when I want, set my own schedule, not have to worry about impressing anyone, and just do my thang. This is so the opposite of how I felt after taking Step 1 haha.