At the outset of 2017 I was midway through PGY-3. Our PGY-4 and PGY-5 had just left on mat leave and our residency program was feeling a little sparse. By default I became chief resident (not that 'chief' means anything when you're in a program of 7), but in general rad onc life was much the same. I saw CaRMS anew from the interviewer side and we cleared the bar come accreditation.
I also continued my dappling in the provincial residents' association. Though I never would've expected to find myself in an executive role, it was something that I really ended up enjoying -- I met great people that honestly enriched residency for me. As my job was organizing the resident socials, a byproduct was that I attended nearly all of them.
|cooking at Sunterra|
|up a volcano on Jeju Island, South Korea|
|Otaji Nenbutsu-ji, our favourite Kyoto temple|
|Victoria Day Parade together, for the first time in twenty years|
My mom visited and we ventured over to Saskatchewan for the first time and spent a weekend in the mountains.
|Patricia Lake in Jasper|
November brought my first meeting with our national residents' organization, which I'd joined in July. I made the briefest trip ever to Toronto to attend.
And now I'm back in Victoria, where I started the year, to ring in a new one. When I thought about writing a little 2017 reflection, I honestly didn't think I'd have anything to share, but now that it's on paper (well, computer screen) I can see that it's been filled with family, friends, and adventure, and it makes me really happy and grateful to see such richness in my life. Here's to 2018. I hope it brings health, happiness, and adventure for us all!