A New Happening

On June 23rd I got a phone call around 4:45PM. My boyfriend and best friend, David, got accepted to Ross University Medical School. For those of you who don’t know, that is located in Dominica…an island in the Caribbean.

I don’t think I’ve been so excited or so overjoyed in my whole life. What a rush of emotions! After hanging on to the dream of med school for years, it is finally becoming reality for Dave. Words can’t express how proud I am of him for this accomplishment.

So, what does this mean?

On August 28th, my darling will be flying out of the country and settling down in Dominica. The length of time he will be a resident and med student there depends wholly on him. It can be as short as one and a half years or as long as two full years. Not too shabby!

The race to get everything in order before he leaves has begun. Two months feels entirely too short for one to take care of affairs before leaving the country, but maybe I’m just looking through tunnel vision because I can feel the squeeze of two short months and the limited time Dave and I will be able to have together after he leaves.

What will he do after two years in Dominica?

He’ll be placed at a hospital doing Clinical Rotations somewhere in the U.S. for 2 years, then must complete four to five years of surgical residency and THEN a fellowship of two years is optional if he chooses to specialize.

Whew, that’s a lot of years! But if you know Dave as I do, he is a strong willed, intelligent man who will succeed beyond expectations in all that is required of him on this journey.

I hope you will all wish him luck and cheer him on from the side lines along with me.

Dave, you are an extraordinary person, every good thought and well wish is with you as you start this new chapter in your life!