It has been an incredible ride this first semester. I finished my last day yesterday and I am glad to report that everything went smoothly. The last few weeks were crunch time as far as I’m concerned. It is interesting going from private practice to having to study for finals again. You can’t help but question why you decided to leave your successful practice to go back to school. I do have to say though, that now that I am past “the difficult semester”, I feel great. I really enjoyed just about every bit of it and this is simply the beginning. From now on I concentrate almost entirely on radiology and imaging. For that I really could not be more excited.
I am also humbled by the amount of knowledge that I simply didn’t know when I was practicing. It’s a good feeling to be surrounded by a bunch of people who know way more than you do who are willing to help you at every turn. You can also never forget about your great co-residents, nice to have a team winning mentality rather than cut throat competition like dental school was. I believe it made us all more successful.
Right now I get a couple of weeks off to relax and recharge for next semester. I am excited for what is to come ahead.