Wednesday, March 15, 2006

At Long Last..

One year and three months of uncertainty, stress, exams, and desperation - almost to the point of giving up...

And it all ended at noon yesterday with these six words.



Match Results: Congratulations, you have matched!
Finally.
*****
For the next three years, this will be my home. I will be training for Family Practice in this hospital, the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB).

27 Comments:

Blogger Jun said...

Congratulations

3:08 PM  
Blogger *lynne* (azlynne1972) said...

congrats on the match! my bf is having to scramble for a place now, ugh!

3:18 PM  
Blogger duke said...

jun. thanks for dropping by.

lynne. wish him goodluck. had i known he was doing the scramble i would've sent him my list which i've been preparing for the past week, in case the computer didn't match me. i hope he got a program today. it's tough being a foreign medical graduate. i spent the whole afternoon helping two friends doing the scramble..to no avail.

3:37 PM  
Anonymous snglguy said...

Whooa!!! Congrats duke! I mean Dr. Duke... hehehe :-)

5:14 PM  
Blogger atticus said...

doc, congratulations. pogi ka na, ang galing mo pa. ang susunod na lang ay ang iyong kaganapan. :)
i am so happy for you. wagi ka.

7:09 PM  
Blogger kero said...

don! uwi ka na dito, bilis! at libre mo ko sine. =) congratulations!!!

7:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

congrats!
ang galing mo talaga!

-redel-

11:16 PM  
Anonymous ah said...

sannababitch... so, you're gonna be one of us now? ...american? tsk! tsk! ...ah

12:41 PM  
Blogger atticus said...

been thinking about this last night. bigla akong nalongkot. uuwi ka pa ba? o diyan ka na talaga ever, ever, ever?

1:02 PM  
Blogger duke said...

snglguy. thank you. hahaha. call me duke na lang. enuf with the titles.

atticus.pogi na nga ako, ang galing ko pa. nakanaman!!! feeling ko tuloy kras mo na ako. kaganapan! i'm so happy too.

kero. huy, hanapan mo ako ng trabaho. wala akong pamasaheng bumalik! kelangan ko ng pera! hehehe. at ikaw manlilibre saken, kaw may trabaho eh. big time ka na! miss na kita!!

redel. salamat. syet di ko pa naoorder yung libro mo. gusto mo 2007 sanford? hehehehe.

adam henry. tae ka. hehehe. magtratrabaho lang ako dito. di ako kano, bumbay..este..pinoy ako! cya in LA.

atticus ulet. sabi ko na nga ba kras mo na ako eh. tsk tsk tsk. pasakay naman sa jimny mo. bigay ko sayo old shoes ko. wakekekke.

5:34 PM  
Blogger teripotz said...

Ayus! Congrats! Manlibre ka owkei? Ikaw ang mas mayaman sa akin e..hek hek. Pa-autograph bago ka pa sumikat! XD

6:15 PM  
Anonymous van said...

what an exaggerated measure to escape the makflari you owe me. So ngayon, instead of this year, eh sa 2010 pa ako masasayaran ng makflaring galing sa iyo. Madaya! i demand compensation!!! Dapat 2 na yun pag-uwi mo!

Ha!

PS: pero baka isipin mong hindi kita mahal eh... eto *hugs* congrats pugi.

6:21 PM  
Blogger atticus said...

doc duke, grabe. ang lakas mong mangkabog. pogi ka na, magaling ka pa, humble ka pa!

we're working on a special report on the country's health services kasi. or the lack thereof. of course we can't do it without talking about the country's missing doctors. then this post. ergo, sad. really sad.

7:05 PM  
Blogger cruise said...

wow ganda ng hospital na yan, parang hotel a. mukhang magiging maganda ng 3 yrs stay mo dyan sa hostpital na yan!

8:42 PM  
Blogger Rudy man said...

o nga doc pano na kung mag ka sipon kame dito - galing tlga ni doc humble pa, congrats doc!

12:12 PM  
Blogger f.r.i.e.d.w.a.t.e.r. said...

taas kamay ko sa 'yo! panalo!

3:06 PM  
Blogger *lynne* (azlynne1972) said...

bf managed to get 1st year general surgery residency in a chicago hospital. He'll work on getting into ENT once there. at least he GOT something, but still some uncertainty wrt the field he wants to specialise in vs what he may be able to get into. sigh.

3:35 PM  
Blogger duke said...

teripotz. wala pa akong pera eh. ehehehe. papalibre lang ako kero. tenks. ayoko sumikat. ayoko maging artista. hehehehe.

van. ok, makflari 2010 ang neks prajek ko. hmmm...change of plans...hehehahahahha!!!

atticus. i'm all of that and more. *wink wink* ....
i really want to stay and practice in the Philippines. Helping people is my passion. to tell you the truth, i've never charged anyone for a professional fee since i earned my phil license in 2004. but i cannot rely on anybody else for support in case anybody in my family gets sick. actually i cannot afford to get sick. isn't ironic? hehehe. tama na drama. pera lang katapat nyan! hahahahah.

cruise, harap pa lang yan. sobrang daming buildings nyan. google pic lang yan. i'l take picture in the future pag may kamera na ako gaya ng kamera mo. ayaw mo kse ibigay saken eh. heehhe.

rudy man. Neozep. kahit itanong mo sa duktor! sobrang humble ako no? hahahahahaha. angas.

friedwater. wak mo na taas kamay mo. galing kang india eh. *wink wink*. ano, kelan natin iihian yung sasakyan ng isang tao dyan? kunin mo plate namber.

*lynnne*. that's good! Surgery, ophthalmology, dermatology, ENT, Anesthesiology, Rehab Med, and Radiology are fields that foreign medical grads have slim to no chance of entering. that's just life. but i'm happy he got into a program. that's good for now. sacrifices can be made, right? now he can start working on shifting. ;) i'm sure he'll make it.

7:42 AM  
Blogger chumsychums said...

congrats injan boi :D uwi ka na at bigyan mo ko ng dalars :D

(bat lagi ata akong napapatapat sa mahabang word verification??!)

8:37 AM  
Blogger angel directo said...

doooooooccc!!! ang galing! congrats congrats! :)

dahil you've been blessed, ibalato niyo na kay atticus iyong jimny niya hehehe

tama na ang pagbabalak na ihian ito! :) You too friedwater na meron nang kaganapan dahil walang blog update!

8:38 AM  
Blogger meigh said...

wooohooo!!! galeng, galeng, galeng mo naman doc! anlakas mo ke Lord ah =D happy for you!

8:43 AM  
Blogger atticus said...

duke, no judgment here. nanghihinayang lang. powtah. tama na drama, inum na lang!

at tantanan niyo na ni friedwater ang jimny ko! (at wala pa itong plate number. bleeeh!)

angelfire, salamat!

friedwater, kumusta ang kaganapan mo? bwahaha!

12:41 PM  
Blogger sam said...

nahuli ako sa balita! waaaaa!
doc duke! ang galing galing mo! im so proud of you kahit nde tau magkakilala!
sana nga magkakilala tau! mwah! at hugs para sau!

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Tabao said...

Congratulations Duke!!!! grabeee... aahhhh.... congrats!!!!

12:56 PM  
Blogger duke said...

chumsychums.wan litol tu litol tri litol indian...

angelfire. tenkyuuuuuuuuuu!!! yup, i am blessed. sobra sobra. re sa jimny nung isa dyan, mejo pagiisipan ko pa.... buwahahahaah! si friedchicken naman nagaantay ata ng pasko. ewan.

meigh. salamat. oo nga eh, sobra sobrang dasal yan. kumbaga sa email eh spam bah. hehehehe.

atticus. oo tama na drama. inum inum na lang to! tapos weeweee!!!! yahuuu!! di pa ata nakakaraos si friedchicken. tagal ng refractory...tsk tsk...iba na tumatanda..

sam. salamt sa bati. salamat din sa pagiging proud mo saken kahit di mo tayo magkakilala talga. at alam mo ba kung anong nangyayari sa huli???? nanlilibre ng inuman at pulutan!!!!! maghanda ka na pati ng listahan ng kakantahin mo.

tabao, tenchu! tagal kang d dumaan dito ah. hehehehe. i will be home sooner than you know.

3:08 PM  
Blogger sam said...

tagal pa yun! tatlong taon ka pa kamo jan e! :P
baka nde na ko kumakanta nun! sayang!
pero really! ang galing galing mo! im so happy for you! kiss at hugs ulet para sau! =)

6:14 PM  
Blogger Somnambulist Nocturnal said...

congrats, duke!!!

5:18 PM  

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