Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

I hope you are all getting ready for the holidays if you haven't started celebrating with family and friends already!

I have just finished 8 months of my third year of medical school. While this year has been challenging both mentally and physically, every minute has been worthwhile because we have had the pleasure of interacting with patients--finally putting what we've learned in lecture into practice! On top of absorbing clinical medicine, working in teams and learning how the system works (and sometimes doesn't work), our big task of the year is to pick a specialty. At the moment, I'm leaning towards OB/GYN, but with three more rotations left to go, things may change!

Travel has definitely slowed down this year. But, in exchange, I've become more familiar with Ann Arbor--especially the coffee and tea shops in town. I've also been able to catch bits and pieces of some great festivals in Ann Arbor including the annual Summer Festival and Art Fair. I also went apple picking for the first time and baked an apple pie to enjoy with some warm cider!

I have finally reached the first break since I started my third year of medical school and am so grateful that I have three weeks to relax with my family back home in Florida. But, even more so, I am lucky to be able to count you all as friends. Whether it's catching my first baby or struggling to stay awake during a night shift, y'all are there with me through the good and bad. I hope you all have had wonderful years and I hope we can continue to keep in touch. If you are ever in Ann Arbor, Michigan, please stop by! My home is always open to you!

Best wishes to you and your family and I hope to see you soon!

Eva Luo