Wednesday, October 22, 2008

And the winner is...

This morning I got an e-mail from Texas A&M's medical school, and am happy to report that they would be happy to have me.  This has made our future a little bit more clear and also taught me that wearing a mismatched suit to an interview is possibly a good thing.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Syracuse makes 4

I finished my whirlwind tour today by interviewing at the State University of New York, Upstate in Syracuse NY. It was very pretty and like all the other schools, was very nice and I think that I would enjoy going there. I am not sure what else to share other than that I am excited to get home, see Maren, and not have to live out of a suitcase.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

UT Southwestern, Dallas

I rolled into Dallas just in time to be picked up by Jordan at 3 am. I got a few hours of sleep before I was up, showered, and at the medical school. The day went well though somewhat standard, and I have included a few pictures from the tour. One is of the workout facilities and the other is the model train setup at the children's hospital. Overall I actually really liked the school, and it is higher on my list at this point than I was expecting. I also enjoyed staing with family as I had excellent hosts, and I also was glad to catch some of conference. Now I am off to Syracuse.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Houston, TX 2008

Well, another day an the trail has come and gone, and now I am sitting in a Greyhound station waiting for a bus to Dallas to stay with Marylynn and Jordan Goudy. It should be about 2:30 in the morning and I hope that I have not forever convinced Marylynn and Jordan that they never want me in Dallas again. Here are some pictures from Dallas including a little view of my new suit on the hospital heli-pad and a view of the temple just before I went to a session.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


One down, three to go. These are a few pictures I snapped of College Station on ,y way out. Things went as well as could be hoped, but I do have a funny story to share regarding the suit picture:

I had finished my 3 hour power nap in the car and was getting ready to go to the interview. After parking at the school, I grabbed my suit coat and headed out. It only took me a few seconds once I got out of the car to realize that something wasn't right. It turned out hat wgen I had packed, I had mismatched the pants and the coat, and you can see in the picture how close I was (or wasn't). As registration was to start in a few minutes, I went ahead as I was. I was glad that the interviews were done from behind a desk so they didn't have to stare at my mistake the whole time. Once I finished, I dialed up my new data plan and found a Goodwill in town, and found a pretty respectable suit that actually fits me for $26 and was very happy to buy it. I'll try to post a picture of it with the Houston pictures.