Sunday, December 9, 2012

Waiting! So...slowly!
Hey, so have I mentioned that 'tis the season of CaRMS, interview offers, interviews? Yes, OK, probably once or twice.

Whaaaaattttt? You are tired of seeing the word CaRMS?

Believe me, so am I. My apologies. It is just that right now, whenever the constant chatter in my brain stops to take a breath, the word CARMS appears and I descend into one of my thought spirals of:

what if I don't get any interviews?
what if I get loads of interviews for jobs I really want?
what if I have interviews during my surgery elective in Ontario?
what if I don't get a job next year in Canada or Ireland?
how am I going to start paying off my suffocating debt?
am I going to work as a nurse next year?
do these flannel Christmas pajamas make my bum look big?

and so on... 

Ack! Waiting!!! 

“...of all the hardships a person had to face none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting.” -Hosseini


Anonymous said...


Hang in there - file review has *JUST* started for many schools...not that I would know anything about that. It's early days yet.

Albinoblackbear said...

Thanks, amigo. :)

It wouldn't be so bad if every SECOND conversation I had didn't start with, "so, do you have a job next year? Are you going to specialize? When do you find out?"

Ackkkkk. I just feel my little adrenals working over time when I start to talk about it.

Liz said...

I can kind of relate (in a different way)...I'm applying to graduate school this year, haha. It wouldn't be so bad if everyone didn't ask me what I was doing after I graduate in May!! So far the answer is "I have no idea".

I wish you the best of luck. :)

Liana said...

Good luck. My med students tell me they're starting to get interview invites already from some programs... hopefully you hear soon from the schools you applied to!