Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Comma, MD

That's all folks!

After 4 years, good times, tons of learning, and mucho tuition going to Stanford, it's official...I, Katherine Hill, am a doctor. I still can't really believe it. I'm still getting used to my new last name after getting married 2.5 years ago. The "MD" at the end of my name will be even harder to get used to. I've been a student for literally 92.85% of my life, so actually having a title and a paycheck is gonna take some getting used to. But I'm pretty sure I'll get used to it just fiiine!

A happy me with my awesome get-up and a $200000 piece of paper

So I guess since I'm no longer a lowly med student, my blog needs a new title..."Trust Me, I'm a Med Student" will now be "Trust Me I'm an Intern"!

Please also note my new URL:

Oh, and I've already met my co-interns and started orientation for residency. They're really awesome people and I'm so happy to work with them over the next 3 years!  

Wish me luck next Monday. I start intern year in the Pediatric ICU! Eek! 

Friday, June 14, 2013

Wise words from my Grandma Alice before my Med School Graduation

I am unfortunate to never have met my paternal grandmother, Alice Cooper. My father always tells me what a kind, smart, and wise woman she was.

Though I never met Grandma Alice, I'm fortunate that she wrote some very special songs before I was born, songs that really ring true in my life.

In light of my med school graduation tomorrow,  can hear Grandma Alice singing me these words of wisdom...

And by the way, don't you love her eyeliner? She must have been the coolest Granny ever!  I know she'd be proud of me, but nothing could compare to how proud I am to be the grandchild of Alice Cooper! Rock on, Granny!

(In case you were wondering: yes, my grandmother actually was named Alice Cooper)