Last graduation EVER! It's been a long road on many levels but I've never been more excited to say that we are staying put and joining the faculty at the John Wayne Cancer Institute!! A special thanks to all those who have helped me get to this point! And an even bigger thanks to Lance for being by my side for the entire ride! #finalgraduation#surgicaloncology#santamonica#home
It's been an epic journey - 26 years later, I can finally say I've graduated! This road has taken me to two continents, eight states, and has taught me more than I could have ever imagined. Every person along this journey has made it incredible and I couldn't have asked for more. It is always bittersweet to leave a place that has provided so much love but this isn't goodbye, it's just see you later, Salt Lake City! #finalgraduation#readyfortherealworld#seeyousoonutah#hreelvacation#7weeksabroad
When I was 11 years old, preparing for my 11+ exams, my mum asked me; "Honey do you know about Imperial College London? It's my dream that one day you go there to study Medicine." I didn't pass my 11+ exam but I did get the most amazing opportunity to be a medical student at Imperial College London.
Going down this road after my MBBS graduation, the nostalgia set in and I couldn't help but reminisce about my journeys to ICSM: running down; always getting late for lectures and then deciding not to turn up anyway, tired; after spending all night in the library, nervous; revising along the way for exams that my future depended on and grateful; to find some of the most wonderful people who have helped me so much along the way.
After getting lost on my first day, I have spent 7 years walking down this road, and my heart sinks to think this may be the last...