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University of Chicago!!!

The exclamation points say it all!

More later after I get back from class. Oh, and Kayvon, you're getting a call from me soon.

UPDATE (1.5 days later): Ok, so now everyone knows what match I was hoping for. Chicago is such a great city, and I can't wait to get back to good old Hyde Park. I've been trying to get back, in one way or another, for about twelve years now. . . . My peeps from Sidley and many of my friends from Michigan Law will be there too -- starting their legal careers while I'm starting my career in emergency medicine. We'll definitely have to have some beers.

Apart from the city of Chicago, I'm thrilled to be a resident at the University of Chicago. My rotation there as a fourth-year medical student (November of 2001!) was probably the best single month of medical school for me. It felt like I learned more substantive medicine in that month than in any other. The attendings, the residents, the staff, the patients -- all great. When "they" say that some programs just click for you, that's U of C for me. I felt the same way when I went back for my residency interview last December. Four years had passed, but if anything I came away even more impressed with the faculty. The residents I met all seemed curious and sharp. Most importantly, they seemed like people I'd enjoy working with.

Plus, Chicago has the coolest helicopter in the business. As an undergrad I always loved to watch it flying low over the campus, and now I'm going to be flying on it! *big shit-eating grin*

Ok, off to celebrate some more. . . .

Comments

HOORAY! What fun we'll all have in the windy city! Congrats my friend. Let's celebrate soon!

Well Bring your *parka* - tis still Spring here and ya could have More Snow in April yet.

But Congrats! and the U of C is a Most excellent facility! Plus the City can be an absolute GEM for your enjoyment.

:-D

Oh, congratulations! Good for you! That's wonderful news.

My father (who is an ER doctor, not sure if I mentioned that to you before) went to University of Chicago for med school. He loved it, and still speaks well of the program there.

Congrats!!

congrats Carey!!! I know you'll do well wherever you end up. Chicago is filled with excellent crime, and before you know it, you'll find yourself dividing the inferior pulmonary ligament for proximal aortic vascular control. We should talk sometime
kayvon

Congrats!
I am actually a current student of the University of Chicago. I am sure you will enjoy the "Life of the Mind" very much.
Welcome to the University of Chicago!

Congratulations Carey. You are entering a new world and I look forward to hearing of your experience. Busy but good times.

I lived in Chicago for many years and always enjoy going back. My daughter and son-in-law live there.

Congratulations Carey. You are entering a new world and I look forward to hearing of your experience. Busy but good times.

I lived in Chicago for many years and always enjoy going back. My daughter and son-in-law live there.

Woo-hoo! Half the time I still can't believe it. No more hoping and wishing necessary; now it's time for actually doing.

Thanks to all of you -- I hope good things come your way soon, too!

Congratulations! Chicago is one of my favorite cities.

Congrats Carey! Rosanne went to U of C medical school. Be sure to look us up! She can give you the scoop on some of the attendings, I bet. ;-)

Congratulations, Carey!!! I know you're incredibly excited! U of C has made a fine choice - they will not be disappointed.

Congratulations and good luck!

"Chicago is filled with excellent crime, and before you know it, you'll find yourself dividing the inferior pulmonary ligament for proximal aortic vascular control."

Hah -- that was exactly what I thought, except without the technical terms. Nothing like emergency medicine in a place with lots of emergencies...

I already congratulated you, but I hadn't yet done so on your blog. Yes, beers in Chicago! And this time, I promise I'll show up.

A helicopter? Well, that just makes this whole thing even cooler. Congrats again, Carey!

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