Just like my 30th birthday, my 31st birthday was equally uneventful. I’m wrapping up my first month of thoracic anesthesiology, had Whole Foods for dinner, and watched sports highlights on ESPN’s YouTube channel.
30 was the age when I lived in another city (Boston) for the first time. I completed my ICU fellowship, started my cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellowship, and found my niche in a totally different healthcare environment in the Harvard system. Over the next several months, I’ll be presenting at city-wide echo conferences, submitting a research abstract to present in Chicago in May 2019, taking several board/certification exams (ICU boards, critical care ultrasound, advanced perioperative transesophageal echocardiography) and hopefully landing a job back in Houston! I can’t wait to spend thousands of dollars on another physician license. 😉
Just under 300 days till a full decade of formal medical training is complete, and I’m finally a triple-boarded, perioperative physician. I look forward to turning 32 as I will (hopefully) have a full time faculty position back home in the Texas Medical Center as a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist, intensivist, and clinical teacher.