Graduation ceremonies for the School of Medicine were held on May 22nd. I don't technically finish until August, but I was allowed to walk in the ceremony with my classmates. I must say, receiving the hood for the master's degree is pretty awesome.
Yeah, yeah, I know that's not how you are supposed to wear it!
Even though poor Ryan had worked a 12-hour overnighter at the hospital, he still came to graduation the next morning. His unwavering support the past 21 months has really kept me going. I gave him my "stole of gratitude" after the ceremony.
After some group pictures outside, it started to rain. Once inside, I lost everyone! We did manage to catch up with one of my classmates, Heidi, after the ceremony. She and I have become such good friends over the course of working together through school. I'm glad we'll be colleagues in Salt Lake City. That is, of course, assuming I get a job!
Our friend Elisa (aka THELISA) watched baby Sam for us during the ceremony. She is so awesome. To double her awesomeness, she took some nice pictures of us.
I am in the interview process for a job here in Salt Lake. They say they are taking the hiring process slowly, so even if I get the job I probably won't start working until July at the earliest. Next week is my last week rotating through the Pregnancy RiskLine, so after that I will have some time to be a stay-at-home mom. I'm looking forward to it. It will be great to spend so much time with Ryan and Sam without having homework constantly on the back of my mind. I hope we have some nice weather so Sam can enjoy his new pool!