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Saturday, September 24, 2011


Its been a slow week in some ways. Since my parents' generous offer last weekend, I've been living in a whirlwind of decisions and plans for my next steps to get into medical school.

Except that I haven't actually done anything tangible - I've been so emotionally drained since my decision to leave the firm and in general so busy, the closest thing I've done that's medically related is watch the season premiere of Grey's Anatomy (and its the first time I've sat down and watched something on TV since the last season of Biggest Loser). And I haven't seen Grey's Anatomy since that season where Izzy had cancer so I was really lost. But still it was nice to just watch TV and lose myself in something. But I digress.

I'm so relieved that I won't have to keep working and doing all I need to do to get into medical school at the same time. And I'm also so thankful that I have the support of so many people in my life - my closest friends cheering me on, my parents providing the financial and moral support, my sisters so excited for me and mostly importantly, Jordan just respecting me and my decision to pursue this. Everything I read, everyone I talk to who has any idea of what it takes to become a doctor says that its vital to have a good support network and I'm so thankful to have one.


  1. Hi Kasia -
    I'm a total stranger, but I actually read your initial post on Mothers in Medicine, and it was so helpful to read about someone else in the same position. I'm currently 30, in a first career that is not satisfying, and considering medicine. I thought I should at least try to get in touch - especially since I'm also in Toronto! Send me an email at and we can chat!

  2. Hi!
    Thanks so much for your interest in my blog. Its nice to hear that someone other than my friends and family are reading it. How far along are you in your process? Whats your background/reason for wanting to switch careers? Why medicine?
    Its great that you are in Toronto - we can trade tips and tricks along the way - and it would be nice to go through the process with someone else!

    Take care & good luck!