I’ve been in Akron now for 2 weeks, and I’ve gotta say, it’s definitely growing on me. Before I left my parents and brothers thought I was crazy for choosing Akron over other options such as Columbus or Ann Arbor. I think it’s definitely been a good fit for me, in terms of life in the city. Unfortunately, the general surgery has been oddly slow (I’ve only seen 3 surgeries in 2 weeks) but I’ve still learned a lot! AND I even got to sneak in a morning clinic in ORTHO! Which was really fun, especially after a full day of hernias and hemorrhoids. Finished the surgery oral exam, the OSCE, all that’s left is the shelf exam this coming Friday.
So, here’s life in Akron: (plus I got to visit my brother at JCU!)
The first impression of the house they put med students in in Akron. It’s bad, I know. But don’t let it fool you.
A view of my window from the outside.
While I was here in Akron, I was lucky enough to get to train once at Top Level Martial Arts (http://www.toplevelmartialarts.com/) with Bill Jones. The class was really great – we worked omoplata from closed guard and variations of omoplata plus he tweaked my bread cutter choke a bit!
Head instructor and owner of Top Level Martial Arts, Bill Jones. It was great to meet him and train with his guys. It’s really cool that no matter where you go, there will always be a BJJ family to take the edge off after a long day at the hospital.
If you’re ever in Akron, definitely check out his academy!
Akron General is a really nice hospital! View on a beautiful fall day
When I was on call at Akron, they gave me two pagers – one is a trauma pager. It was a lot like being an intern when they would both go off at once.
A patient of mine in clinic told me about Ninni’s – an authentic Italian bakery where everything is made fresh every morning! So of course my housemate and I made a trip out there. It’s absolutely phenomenal.
But I’ve got to say – the best part about coming to Akron was getting to catch up with my best college friends again who I hadn’t seen in over two years!!! 🙂
More of my favorite Carroll friends! Both bio majors only, but I won’t hold that against them.
I will see you all back in Toledo this weekend! And then starts… OB/GYN!